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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

Widower Taking Crash Case To English Court

Widower Taking Crash Case To English Court

“The widower of a Christchurch woman killed in a boat crash in Bermuda is trying to get further redress in the English courts,” according to a report from New Zealand’s Stuff. The story said, “Mary McKee was killed on June 1, 2017, after an inflatable boat, on which she was a passenger, was hit at night by a 5-metre Mako speedboat on Hamilton... Read more of this article

BHA Extend Condolences To Hassell Family

BHA Extend Condolences To Hassell Family

The Board of Directors & Members of the Bermuda Hotel Association were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing of 24-year-old Mr. Adrian Hassell. Stephen Todd, Chief Executive Officer of the BHA stated, “On behalf of the Bermuda Hotel Association Board of Directors & Members, we extend our sincere condolences to the family and... Read more of this article

Police Continue Investigating Fatal Boat Collision

Police Continue Investigating Fatal Boat Collision

The police are continuing their investigation into the fatal boat collision that took place on January 1st and resulted in the death of 24-year-old Adrian Hassell. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [January 3rd] the injured 30-year-old man said to be from Smith’s parish – and believed to be the operator of the powerboat... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Adrian Hassell

Police Confirm Death Of Adrian Hassell

[Updated] The police have confirmed the death of 24-year-old Adrian Hassell following the boat crash in Sandys parish, and said the “powerboat operator was arrested on suspicion of piloting or being at the helm of a boat while impaired and later placed on police bail.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Man Dies After Marine Incident

Police Confirm Man Dies After Marine Incident

The police have confirmed that a male has died following a marine incident early this morning [Jan 1]. A police spokesperson said, “At 4:41am police received a call a from a staff member at Lefroy House Lagoon Road, Sandys requesting medical assistance for a male who came knocking on their door for help. “Details are still unclear, but it... Read more of this article

All Crew To Abandon Damaged Cargo Ship

All Crew To Abandon Damaged Cargo Ship

Local officials continues to assist the US Coast Guard with handling the 250ft cargo ship Alta, which has been adrift since last month, located some 1300 miles southeast of Bermuda with 10 crew on board. Supplies were reportedly running low, and a Coast Guard aircraft arrived into Bermuda last week to refuel before making a food drop to the vessel.... Read more of this article

Fishing Boat Rescued 7 Miles Off Bermuda

Fishing Boat Rescued 7 Miles Off Bermuda

A fishing boat was rescued this morning [Sept 29] after the vessel was rendered disabled with two persons on-board, some seven and a half miles off Bermuda’s east end. The rescue occurred after a distress flare was sighted off Northeast Breaker Beacon. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Saturday 29th September,... Read more of this article

Two Boats Involved In Separate Marine Incidents

Two Boats Involved In Separate Marine Incidents

Two boats were involved in separate marine incidents, the police have confirmed, one of which saw a woman “arrested on suspicion of piloting or being at the helm of a boat while impaired,” while the other saw three women treated for non-life threatening injuries at the hospital and the suspected driver of the boat “arrested and released... Read more of this article