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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

Crew Members Safe After Abandoning Sailboat

Crew Members Safe After Abandoning Sailboat

The crew onboard the Monterey — which was taking part in the 935 nautical mile Antigua to Bermuda Race race — have abandoned the vessel 200 nautical miles south of Bermuda after it began taking on water early this morning, with all the crew safely rescued by another sailboat taking part in the race. A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos: Boat That Sank In Hurricane Raised

Photos: Boat That Sank In Hurricane Raised

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Over the past two days, Jepheth Newton has watched and assisted with his 92-foot trawler Esperanza being raised from the bottom of the harbour in St David’s. The boat sank during Hurricane Nicole last October when it was driven against former gambling boat Niobe Corinthian. Government ordered the salvage job... Read more of this article

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