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Court: Charges Dropped Against Spirit Captain

Court: Charges Dropped Against Spirit Captain

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation said they are “very pleased to report that the actions and seamanship of the Captain and crew of Spirit of Bermuda were found to be in full compliance with maritime regulations” after the charges against the Captain piloting the Spirit of Bermuda were dropped in Court. This follows after charges were brought... Read more of this article

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

A ship traveling from Colombia to Nova Scotia traveled to Bermuda to drop off a crew member after a 33-year-old Indian national suffered an electric shock onboard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received an urgent call from the ship management company of the Marshall Islands registered vessel ‘M/V ALGOMA VALUE’,... Read more of this article

Video: Injured Crew Members Arrive In Bermuda

Video: Injured Crew Members Arrive In Bermuda

The Panama registered ‘Pegasus Highway’ arrived in Bermuda this afternoon [Jan 6], where the two crew members were disembarked after being injured when the “vessel was hit by a rogue wave during cargo inspections, resulting in both crew members falling.”The two Filipino crew members were injured when, while approximately 300 miles northwest... Read more of this article

Lake Denies Causing Death Of Mary McKee

Lake Denies Causing Death Of Mary McKee

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton man pleaded not guilty this morning [Dec 1] with the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee. Andrew Lake, 26, pled not guilty with unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017 during the monthly arraignment session.He also pled not guilty with causing bodily harm to Arthur McKee, Mrs McKee’s husband,... Read more of this article

Spirit Of Bermuda Repaired And Voyage Ready

Spirit Of Bermuda Repaired And Voyage Ready

Following the collision involving the Spirit of Bermuda and a ferry, repairs have been made to the Spirit of Bermuda and the ship is now ready to host the M3 School Voyages. A Bermuda Sloop Foundation spokesperson said, “We are pleased to announce The Spirit of Bermuda is back in full operation. The ship’s bowsprit underwent repairs and the... Read more of this article

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