Tag: Police Marine Unit

Police Confirm Death Of Mark Whayman

Police Confirm Death Of Mark Whayman

[Updated: Police have now confirmed the death of 53 year old Mark Whayman.] Late last night [Sept 21] a sailboat with seven people onboard ran aground in Castle Harbour, and according to a statement from the BMOC, the skipper dove into the water and knocked himself unconscious. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene and the injured man was... Read more of this article

Boat Operator To Appear In Magistrates Court

Boat Operator To Appear In Magistrates Court

The police have confirmed that the operator of the boat that spent two nights stranded at sea recently has been “issued with several summonses and will appear in Magistrates’ Court in the near future regarding the offences that were committed.” Two people onboard a 17ft boat were stranded at sea for two nights after their vessel suffered... Read more of this article

Reports Of Distress Flare Over Somerset

Reports Of Distress Flare Over Somerset

At approximately 12:30am on Sunday [Aug 3], officials received 911 calls reporting a distress flare sighting in Somerset, and police attended the scene and did not find anything to suggest any persons in distress. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda receives 911 calls from several members of the public, reporting... Read more of this article

Marine Police Assist Swimmer In Distress

Marine Police Assist Swimmer In Distress

Around 1.20pm on Monday [July 28], police officers including Marine Unit officers were dispatched to a reported male swimmer in distress in the waters of Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton parish. A police spokesperson said, “On arrival it appears that the 31 year old Hamilton parish man involved was located along the shoreline of an islet conscious and... Read more of this article

Video: Police, Council Promote Water Safety

Video: Police, Council Promote Water Safety

With the summer season quickly approaching, the Marine Police Unit and Bermuda Water Safety Council are reminding the public that they will be enforcing laws that govern the safe operation of all marine vessels on the waters. Inspector Robert Cardwell said, “As we are now into the summer months, activities in and around the waters in Bermuda will... Read more of this article

Police Service Release Dead Boater’s Name

Police Service Release Dead Boater’s Name

This afternoon [Dec 12] the police released the name of the man found dead yesterday at Shelly Bay, identifying him as Steve Cummings of Florida, an experienced yachtsman who once sailed around the world. After receiving an early morning phone call telling of a vessel in distress yesterday [Dec 11], Police found a debris field indicating a wrecked boat... Read more of this article

Boater’s Dead Body Found At Shelly Bay Beach

Boater’s Dead Body Found At Shelly Bay Beach

[Updated] A massive police presence headed to Shelly Bay at approximately 8am this morning [Dec 11], after a lifeless body washed up on the beach following a boating disaster. In addition to multiple police cars and officers, the Marine Police are also on the scene and crime scene tape is visible stretched across the beach.Police Media Manager Dwayne... Read more of this article

Police Assist Search In Weekend Flare Sighting

Police Assist Search In Weekend Flare Sighting

A call for assistance was made by Bermuda Harbour Radio on Saturday [Sept 14] after a flare was set off close to the Western [Hogfish] small boat channel. A witness at the scene reported seeing a vessel in the area but believes that it may have been towed way by another vessel. A Bermuda Harbour Radio spokesperson said, “On Saturday 14th Sept,... Read more of this article

Officials Respond, Dolphin Very Close To Shore

Officials Respond, Dolphin Very Close To Shore

[Updated with video] A lone dolphin was spotted very close to shore in the West End today [Aug 12], and the Marine Police were called to the scene after receiving reports of what appeared to be a distressed marine mammal at Somerset Long Bay. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said the Marine Police are liaising with Dolphin Quest and relevant marine... Read more of this article

Video: Flares Set Off As Part Of Marine Search

Video: Flares Set Off As Part Of Marine Search

Following a report of distress flare, a marine search took late last night and the early hours of this morning [July 3], with both the Marine Police and a fishing boat searching the North Shore waters. At around 12.45am the Marine Police fired off multiple white parachute flares in the North Shore area [pictured below] to illuminate the area to assist... Read more of this article


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