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Tanker Diverts To Bermuda, Sick Crew Member

Tanker Diverts To Bermuda, Sick Crew Member

A Liberian-flagged oil tanker ship recently diverted to Bermuda to disembark a Russian crew member suffering from a suspected hernia. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Saturday, February 4 at 11:19am, RCC Bermuda receives a call from the Captain of the Liberian flagged Oil Tanker, ‘Tower Bridge’, advising that vessel... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Rescued Ninah Crew Arrive Home

Photos/Video: Rescued Ninah Crew Arrive Home

Crew members from the damaged and abandoned 75ft vessel ‘Ninah’ arrived on the island this morning [Jan 20] after being rescued at sea and picked up by the merchant vessel ‘Hercules Leader’. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Center previously said that ‘Ninah’ was damaged yesterday after being struck by a wave approximately 250 miles... Read more of this article

Crew Recovered After Wave Damages Vessel

Crew Recovered After Wave Damages Vessel

[Updated] Early this morning the 75ft vessel ‘Ninah’ was damaged after being struck by a wave approximately 250 miles southwest of Bermuda, and the six crew onboard — which include Bermudians — declared a Mayday and indicated their intention to abandon the vessel. The merchant vessel ‘Hercules Leader’ arrived on scene and all crew... Read more of this article

Vessel Diverts After Becoming Dismasted

Vessel Diverts After Becoming Dismasted

The vessel Molto Bene recently diverted to Bermuda after becoming dismasted on a voyage from Maryland to the U.S. Virgin Islands, arriving in St. George’s after losing her mast some 320  miles southwest of Bermuda. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Tuesday December 13 at 6.40am, the 42 foot sloop MOLTO BENE with... Read more of this article

Sailing Vessel Arrives Safely In St. Maarten

Sailing Vessel Arrives Safely In St. Maarten

The Canadian vessel Exception has arrived safely in St. Maarten after not reporting its position for several days, which lead the U.S. Coast Guard to land in Bermuda yesterday [Dec 6] as part off their search mission for the boat, which departed Bermuda on November 27. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “The sailing vessel... Read more of this article

U.S. Coast Guard Conducting Search For Sailor

U.S. Coast Guard Conducting Search For Sailor

[Updated] The U.S. Coast Guard touched down in Bermuda this afternoon [Dec 6], with the aircraft taking part in a search mission for a Canadian-flagged boat which departed Bermuda on November 27th heading to Puerto Rico.The Duty Officer at the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said, “The U.S. Coast Guard are currently searching for the 34ft... Read more of this article

Video: SoftBank Team Japan’s Wing Breaks

Video: SoftBank Team Japan’s Wing Breaks

SoftBank Team Japan sailors are safe after a wing broke while sailing yesterday, with the moment caught on video from two different angles, showing the exact moment that the wing gave way. Following the incident, SoftBank Team Japan Skipper Dean Barker said, “We were pushing the boat hard today in 20-23 knots of wind. “We were doing an upwind run... Read more of this article

30 Boat Incidents Due To Hurricane Nicole

30 Boat Incidents Due To Hurricane Nicole

Hurricane Nicole caused over 30 incidents involving boats either adrift, sunk or taking on water, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said. BMOC said, “Thursday 13th October 2016 saw the arrival of Hurricane Nicole with wind gusts of 102 knots recorded at the Maritime Operations Centre on Fort George. “As winds increased multiple 406... Read more of this article

Tanker Diverts To Island Due To Sick Crewman

Tanker Diverts To Island Due To Sick Crewman

The tanker vessel Corvette diverted to Bermuda yesterday [Sept 20] due to an ill crew member, who was eventually taken via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial hospital for treatment. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, September 20 at 1.30pm, Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a call from Meyer Shipping... Read more of this article

Co-Pilot Injured During Around The Island

Co-Pilot Injured During Around The Island

A female co-pilot was injured after the “pilot and co-pilot were thrown from the vessel into the water” in the area of Five Star Island during today’s Around The Island Powerboat Race, the police confirmed today. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:30pm this afternoon [14-Aug], police and first responders attended a marine... Read more of this article

BMOC Deal With Seven Incidents On Sunday

BMOC Deal With Seven Incidents On Sunday

On Sunday, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre Duty Officers handled seven incidents, including an unconscious male being recovered from the water in Mangrove Bay, unruly behaviour onboard a tour boat in the Mangrove Bay area that resulted in the stabbing of one individual, and a female suffering from a “mixture of sun-stroke and possible alcohol... Read more of this article

Celebrity Summit Returns With Injured Passenger

Celebrity Summit Returns With Injured Passenger

Officials on board the Celebrity Summit cruise ship which departed Bermuda earlier this evening made the decision to return to the island tonight [July 22] after a passenger was injured.Pilot boat St. David rendezvoused with the ship at approximately 9.30pm in the waters off the east end to disembark the injured man. The gentleman’s wife accompanied... Read more of this article

Deputy Governor & Minister Meet Rescued Crew

Deputy Governor & Minister Meet Rescued Crew

Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson and the Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy visited the sailors who were rescued by a passing cargo ship 900 miles southeast of Bermuda when they had to abandon their vessel due to a fire. One crew-member died due to injuries sustained in the incident, while another burn victim was airlifted to... Read more of this article