Tag: Police Marine Unit

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

Body Found Floating In Water Off Agar’s Island

Body Found Floating In Water Off Agar’s Island

[Updated with video. At around 5.30pm a kayaker found a man's body floating in the waters off Agar’s Island near Two Rock Passage. The body is that of a white male around 60 years old.] A man’s body was found in the water this evening [June 24] in the Two Rock Passage area, which is located in the general entrance area to Hamilton Harbour.... Read more of this article

Boaters Urged To Exercise Caution & Safety

Boaters Urged To Exercise Caution & Safety

Inspector Robert Cardwell of the Marine Police Unit was joined by Mr. Ralph Richardson, Chairman of the Bermuda Water Safety Council today [June 13] in reminding the boating public on water safety rules and regulations. “In the wake of several marine incidents over the last several weeks it is timely for us to remind the public who take to the... Read more of this article


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