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Vessel In Protected Waters Leads To Police Call

Vessel In Protected Waters Leads To Police Call

Marine and land police were contacted following a report of a “PC POND DOG II” in the turtle preservation area off of Clearwater Beach on July 30. A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson said, “On Thursday, July 30 at 4.09pm, lifeguards at Clearwater Beach complained of the improper presence of a PC POND DOG II in the turtle preservation... Read more of this article

Stray Kayak Leads To Marine Police Response

Stray Kayak Leads To Marine Police Response

Three children on a kayak that drifted out of sight of their caretaker resulted in Marine Police attending the scene yesterday [June 29], only to find that the kayak and its three occupants had already made their way safely to shore. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Center spokesperson said, “On Monday, June 29 at 5.03pm, a cell call was received... Read more of this article

Marine Police Respond To Windsurfer Report

Marine Police Respond To Windsurfer Report

A 911 call over the weekend lead to Marine Police investigating a report of a windsurfer in distress before it was determined that the report was mistaken, with the person in question actually a kitesurfer. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Saturday June 13 at 3.48pm, RCC Bermuda received a 911 call from a member of the public... Read more of this article

Marine Police Respond To Jet Ski Incident

Marine Police Respond To Jet Ski Incident

On Monday evening Marine Police responded to an incident in the waters off Admiralty House Park, which involved a Jet Ski operator “performing high speed manoeuvres” when he and his two female passengers were thrown overboard. A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:30pm on Monday, June 15th Marine Police responded to a marine incident... Read more of this article

Marine Police Assist Hinson’s Island Resident

Marine Police Assist Hinson’s Island Resident

A 40-year-old man had to be transported from Hinson’s Island to hospital on Saturday morning [Mar 7] after a 911 call alerted authorities that he was suffering from “breathing difficulty”. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “911 call received from a member of the public at Hinson’s Island requesting... Read more of this article

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

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