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Bystanders Assist Man From Capsized Boat

Bystanders Assist Man From Capsized Boat

[Updated] Emergency services responded to Cockburn Road in Sandys tonight [July 21] where it appears that a man ran into difficulty after the small boat he was travelling in may have capsized in the the Black Bay area. Bystanders sprung into action to help and on lookers indicated that the man appeared to be okay. Details are limited at this time, however... Read more of this article

Sailboat Taking On Water Issues Mayday Call

Sailboat Taking On Water Issues Mayday Call

The sailing vessel ‘Shoe Shine’ initiated a ‘mayday’ call this morning [June 28] reporting that the vessel was “taking on water” and was located 10 miles southeast of St. David’s Head. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “At 9am this morning, Bermuda Radio received a ‘MAYDAY’... Read more of this article

Ferry ‘Bo Hengy II’ Suffers Steering Failure

Ferry ‘Bo Hengy II’ Suffers Steering Failure

The ferry ‘Bo Hengy II’ suffered steering failure this morning [June 28] in the vicinity of Elbow Buoy with 184 persons on-board and required a tow.A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio received a call from local ferry ‘Bo Hengy II’, reporting that the vessel had suffered steering failure... Read more of this article

Video: Fire Service Battle Boat Blaze In Pembroke

Video: Fire Service Battle Boat Blaze In Pembroke

[Updating] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service have responded to a boat fire this afternoon [June 27] located in the Spanish Point, Pembroke area.Smoke was seen billowing into the sky from as far away as Southampton as seen by the photo below. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 4.29pm: The fire involves... Read more of this article

Man Arrested After Boat Runs Aground In Flatts

Man Arrested After Boat Runs Aground In Flatts

[Updated] Emergency services responded to the North Shore Road, Smith’s area tonight [June 21] after a boat ran aground at Gibbet Island near Flatt’s Inlet, resulting in a man being taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson confirmed that “a 911 call was received from a member... Read more of this article

Superyacht ‘Jetsetter’ Runs Aground In West End

Superyacht ‘Jetsetter’ Runs Aground In West End

[Updated] The superyacht Jetsetter ran aground in the west end yesterday [June 11], later being pulled off the rocks and taken to Dockyard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre confirmed that the yacht Jetsetter ran aground in the Stag Rocks area in the west end yesterday, and was pulled off last night and taken to Dockyard.” Update: A Bermuda... Read more of this article

Sailor Abandons Boat 194nm Off Bermuda

Sailor Abandons Boat 194nm Off Bermuda

Due to concerns about the “seaworthiness of vessel,” a sailor onboard the Spadefoot has abandoned the boat 194 nautical miles off Bermuda, and has been picked up by another participant in the ‘Bermuda One-Two’ race. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “At 6:40pm Monday 5th June 2017, Rescue Coordination Centre [RCC]... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Mary McKee

Police Confirm Death Of Mary McKee

[Updated] The police have now confirmed the death of 62-year-old New Zealand visitor Mary Elizabeth McKee following the boat collision late last night in Hamilton Harbour. Her 69-year-old husband, also from New Zealand, and a 26-year-old male UK visitor both received serious injuries and are currently in the ICU.A police spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

National Security Minister: ‘Sad & Tragic Event’

National Security Minister: ‘Sad & Tragic Event’

Calling it a “sad and tragic event,” Minister of National Security Jeff Baron extended condolences to the family of the victim of last night’s boat collision in Hamilton Harbour. “It appears that three smaller boats were involved with four people injured, three men and one woman,” the police said last night. “All four... Read more of this article

Woman Dies, Three Men Injured In Boat Collision

Woman Dies, Three Men Injured In Boat Collision

[Updating: Police confirm that a woman has died following a boat collision in Hamilton Harbour. The police said the collision involved three boats, also left three men injured, and the male operator of one of the vessels involved has been arrested on suspicion of operating a vessel while impaired.]Emergency Services responded to the area of Front... Read more of this article

Video: Collision During 6th America’s Cup Race

Video: Collision During 6th America’s Cup Race

A collision occurred between Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan in the 6th race at the America’s Cup this afternoon [May 27], resulting in a penalty being given to the British team.In describing the incident, Softbank Team Japan said, “With 25 seconds to go on the start clock, SoftBank Team Japan Skipper Dean Barker took advantage... Read more of this article

US Consulate Recognizes Shipping Companies

US Consulate Recognizes Shipping Companies

On May 18, the U.S. Consulate and the U.S. Coast Guard recognized four shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s [USCGC] voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER [Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue]. Search and rescue authorities around the world use the voluntary ship reporting system to... Read more of this article

Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue

Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue

Esprit de Corps IV, skippered by Gilles Barbot finished the Antigua Bermuda Race today [May 18] after seven days at sea, and for the last day and a half of the race, the vessel had six extra passengers; Les Crane and the crew of Monterey who had to abandon their sinking Farr 56 in the early hours of Wednesday some 200 miles off the finish in Bermuda. After... Read more of this article