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Former Record Holder Fabio Buzzi Dies In Crash

Former Record Holder Fabio Buzzi Dies In Crash

Former Bermuda Challenge record holder Fabio Buzzi died Tuesday night [Sept 17] after his boat hit a breakwater off Venice, Italy according to Boatingmag.com. Boating Magazine said Italian motorboat builder and racer Fabio Buzzi, and two of his crewmembers died attempting to break the Monaco to Venice record and had been running for more than 18 hours... Read more of this article

Boater Safe After ‘Mayday Call’ In Hurricane

Boater Safe After ‘Mayday Call’ In Hurricane

A boater made a Mayday Call during Hurricane Humberto after the vessel “became out of control and adrift in the extreme weather conditions,” with the boater eventually making it to Hinson’s Island, where “local residents provided assistance to the solo sailor.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday... Read more of this article

Ambulance Responds To West Marine Incident

Ambulance Responds To West Marine Incident

Emergency services responded to the dock at Robinson’s Marina this afternoon [Aug 6] after an incident occurred in the water in the Somerset area. Bystanders indicated that a jet ski was involved in a collision and the rider was injured. A tender from a nearby super-yacht was seen approaching the dock with the injured person on board. Bermuda... Read more of this article

BMOC Deals With Four Incidents On Sunday

BMOC Deals With Four Incidents On Sunday

The Cup Match holiday weekend wrapped up with a raft up event at Mangrove Bay on Sunday [Aug 4] and Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre Duty Officers were kept busy handling incidents in Bermuda’s waters which included two boats with people on board capsizing, an unmanned vessel drifting in Mangrove Bay, and a disabled boat in Hamilton Harbour. A... Read more of this article

Team Rescue Visitors After Rental Boat Capsizes

Team Rescue Visitors After Rental Boat Capsizes

A joint services marine team rescued six US tourists yesterday after their rental boat capsized in the west end. The Royal Bermuda Regiment and police team on police boat Rescue 2, deployed as part of the marine security element for the traditional Non-Mariners raft up at Mangrove Bay, swung into action after the Boston Whaler, about 13ft long, overturned... Read more of this article

Woman Injured By Boat Propeller At Shelly Bay

Woman Injured By Boat Propeller At Shelly Bay

A woman was transported to hospital on Saturday [June 15] after sustaining cuts to the leg from a vessel’s propeller at Shelly Bay. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday 15th June, 5:45 pm – Bermuda Fire Dispatch informed Bermuda Radio that an ambulance had been dispatched to Penhurst Park, North Shore to rendezvous... Read more of this article

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel conducting simulated water rescue training responded to a call for assistance on Monday [June 10] after boaters in the area couldn’t get their vessel’s engine started.A BFRS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service is participating in a Multi-agency Rescue Craft Training workshop... Read more of this article

Bermudian Aboard Cruise Ship During Tragedy

Bermudian Aboard Cruise Ship During Tragedy

Bermudian Dr. Kyjuan Brown planned to enjoy a cruise in Europe on the Norwegian Epic, however tragedy struck when a fellow passenger went overboard, with the Coast Guard and the ship’s passengers – including Dr. Brown – taking part in a search that sadly proved to be unsuccessful. When the woman was first reported missing, the ship’s... Read more of this article

Bulk Carrier Diverts For Injured Crew Member

Bulk Carrier Diverts For Injured Crew Member

The Marshall Islands flagged Bulk Carrier ‘Super Emma’ has diverted to Bermuda for medical disembarkation of a crew member who has suffered suspected first and second-degree burns. The ship is due to arrive this afternoon [April 1]. In an online post, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] said, “Marshall Islands flagged Bulk Carrier... Read more of this article

Update After Mass Rescue Operations Workshop

Update After Mass Rescue Operations Workshop

In February, members from the Ministry of National Security’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation [DRRM] unit, and the Department of Marine and Ports, returned from a 3 day workshop on Mass Rescue Operations held in Miami. A spokesperson said, “The workshop was run by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency [MCA] as part of its Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

Man Lost Overboard On Taiwanese Fishing Boat

Man Lost Overboard On Taiwanese Fishing Boat

A 30-year-old crew member was reported overboard from a Taiwanese fishing vessel located approximately 280nm northeast of Bermuda, and after a search was done, the decision was made to notify his next of kin. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received an email from RCC Taipei reporting a man overboard incident from... Read more of this article

Video: Boat Removed After Running Aground

Video: Boat Removed After Running Aground

Three people were rescued on Sunday evening [Feb 10] after the 37ft fishing vessel they were on ran aground off Pear Island, St. David’s, resulting in the boat being submerged. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 10th February, 6:37pm. BMOC is currently dealing with the salvage operation of a 37ft fishing vessel which... Read more of this article

Group Attend Rescue Operations Workshop

Group Attend Rescue Operations Workshop

Representatives from local stakeholder agencies attended a Mass Rescue Operations workshop in Miami recently with “representation by Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, Airport Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction & Mitigation Team, and Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority / Triple I coordinator, allowing better planning for any Mass... Read more of this article