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BPS: Two People Injured In Ferry/Spirit Collision

BPS: Two People Injured In Ferry/Spirit Collision

An 18-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man both sustained “non-life threatening injuries” in the collision involving a ferry and the Spirit of Bermuda on Friday night, the police have confirmed.A police spokesperson said, “It now appears that two persons, believed to be an 18-year-old Pembroke woman and a 25-year-old Pembroke man,... Read more of this article

Spirit Of Bermuda To Be Repaired After Collision

Spirit Of Bermuda To Be Repaired After Collision

Following the collision involving the Spirit of Bermuda and a ferry on Friday evening, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation said the damage is “mostly confined to the bowsprit” and they have “contacted our naval architect and builder to carry out repairs in the next few weeks” and “hope to have this work completed so the 2017/18... Read more of this article

Resolute Fast Ferry & Spirit Of Bermuda Collide

Resolute Fast Ferry & Spirit Of Bermuda Collide

[Updated] A police boat is on scene just off the North Arm in Dockyard tonight [Sept 8] where it appears an incident has occurred. There are a few other vessels in the waters nearby including Spirit Of Bermuda, a Government fast ferry, and a couple other vessels. Initial information from bystanders indicates a collision may have occurred between Spirit... Read more of this article

Boating Community Assist Disabled Vessels

Boating Community Assist Disabled Vessels

Members of Bermuda’s boating community worked with the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre over the weekend which saw three vessels reporting engine or battery failure, and requiring assistance. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Friday 1st September 2:31pm, Bermuda Radio received a VHF call from the 22ft F/V ‘’Solace’’... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Death Of NZ Visitor

Court: Man Charged With Death Of NZ Visitor

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 6], a 26-year-old man was charged in connection with the death of New Zealand visitor Mary Elizabeth McKee. Andrew Lake, of Southampton, was charged with unlawfully killing Mrs McKee in June of this year. He was also charged with causing actual bodily harm to Mrs McKee’s husband Arthur and causing grievous... Read more of this article

32ft Vessel Disabled After Running Out Of Fuel

32ft Vessel Disabled After Running Out Of Fuel

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] said they received a call from a member of public on Monday night [Sept 4] reporting that a 32ft boat located outside of St. George’s Harbour had reportedly run out of fuel and was disabled. The boat was eventually towed in to safety while the BMOC reminded the boating public why a cellphone should always... Read more of this article

Boat Sinking, 13 People Rescued From Water

Boat Sinking, 13 People Rescued From Water

[Updated] Thirteen people onboard a rental boat were rescued today [Aug 27] after being found in the water while the vessel they were on was sinking, with the police thanking the people that assisted with the rescue, saying “their swift actions went a long way in averting a tragedy.” A police spokesperson said, “At 5:35pm today [Sunday]... Read more of this article

Boat Towed To Safety After Engine Fails

Boat Towed To Safety After Engine Fails

A boat off the west end with one person on board and an engine that wouldn’t start was towed to the Mangrove Bay public dock on Thursday night [Aug 24], assisted by operators of the private craft ‘Old Glory‘ which responded to Bermuda Radio’s calls for assistance. In a separate incident a short time later, a concerned father reported that... Read more of this article

Marine Police Respond To Boat Taking On Water

Marine Police Respond To Boat Taking On Water

Marine police and a local vessel responded to a Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] call for assistance this afternoon [Aug 25], for a disabled boat adrift with two persons on board and reportedly taking on water while approximately a few miles off Dockyard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “On Friday 25th August... Read more of this article

Vessel Runs Aground With 13 People Onboard

Vessel Runs Aground With 13 People Onboard

On Monday [Aug 21] a vessel ran aground on Stag Rocks with 13 people onboard, with the vessel freed from the rocks, with none of the passengers reporting any injuries. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “At 10:42pm, Monday 21st August, Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a 911 call from a passenger onboard the F/v Rhiona... Read more of this article

Four People Rescued From Capsized Whaler

Four People Rescued From Capsized Whaler

On Saturday [Aug 19] multiple distress flare sightings were reported indicating a vessel in difficulty off Cambridge Beaches, and four people were found in the water, clinging onto a capsized rental whaler. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Multiple Distress flare sightings were reported to the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre... Read more of this article

People Recovered After Jet Skis Break Down

People Recovered After Jet Skis Break Down

On Saturday [Aug 12] four people were recovered from the water after two jet skis broke down east of Dockyard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio received a call from a member of the public reporting that they had received a call from a third party, reporting two jet skis broken down [one having possibly capsized]... Read more of this article

Rider Injured After Collision Involving Jet Skis

Rider Injured After Collision Involving Jet Skis

On Saturday [Aug 12] two jet skis collided, with one male rider suffering back injuries and being transported ashore by boat. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by Police COMOPS reporting that two jet skis have collided in the vicinity of Pompano with one male rider suffering back... Read more of this article