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Cup Match Holiday Marine Safety Advisory

Cup Match Holiday Marine Safety Advisory

As Bermuda heads out on the water this Cup Match holiday weekend, the Royal Bermuda Regiment Coastguard is reminding the public to “keep their safety and the safety of the public in mind.” A Focus on Anti-Social Behaviour A spokesperson said: “The Coast Guard will work to address anti-social behaviour over the holiday weekend, with a focus... Read more of this article

Coast Guard To Be Out For Heroes Day Weekend

Coast Guard To Be Out For Heroes Day Weekend

Soldiers from the Royal Bermuda’s Regiment’s Coast Guard will be “out on the water in force” over the holiday weekend. Captain Jeff Patterson, the officer commanding the RBR Coast Guard, said full-time members would be reinforced with Reserve soldiers and members of the Bermuda Police Service. Capt. Patterson added: “There will be... Read more of this article

RBR Celebrates 1st Anniversary Of Coast Guard

RBR Celebrates 1st Anniversary Of Coast Guard

The Royal Bermuda Regiment has celebrated the first anniversary of the Coast Guard with the assumption of operational control over the service. The news meant newly-promoted Captain Jeffrey Patterson has taken command of the unit, set up last February as a joint RBR and Bermuda Police Service operation for a transitional period. Capt. Patterson said:... Read more of this article

Police & Coast Guard Training Exercise Today

Police & Coast Guard Training Exercise Today

The police and the Bermuda Coast Guard  will be conducting a live training exercise on the water today [Nov 26]. A police spokesperson said, “Please be advised that the Bermuda Police Service will be conducting a live training exercise along with the Bermuda Coast Guard on the water throughout today.” Related StoriesGovernor... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Patrol Over Cup Match Holiday

Coast Guard Patrol Over Cup Match Holiday

Bermuda’s soldiers were on high alert over the Cup Match holiday – on shore and out on the water. Soldiers attached to the Coast Guard joined forces with police to carry out patrols around the island, including the traditional raft-up at Mangrove Bay, the former site of the Non-Mariners’ Race. RBR soldier Private Keeshun Best, 27, said yesterday,... Read more of this article

Minister: Overview Of Coast Guard Activities

Minister: Overview Of Coast Guard Activities

The Bermuda Coast Guard did “over 1,942 hours of engine time” and performed a number of tasks including issuing 69 summons for Covid-19 breaches, arresting 11 individuals for suspicion of operating a vessel under the influence, issuing 73 tickets for marine violations, the search and rescue of a lone kayaker, 9 responses to gang related... Read more of this article

Vessel Runs Aground With One Person Onboard

Vessel Runs Aground With One Person Onboard

The Bermuda Coast Guard towed a 17ft vessel with one person onboard after went “hard aground” on Saturday, July 11th. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Local vessel P/C Sea Foam calls Bermuda Radio on VHF to report a vessel aground just east of Riddell’s Bay light. “The vessel did not respond to marine... Read more of this article

Bermuda Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel

Bermuda Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel

The Bermuda Coast Guard towed a 20ft vessel to Dockyard after it became disabled due to running out of fuel. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre receives a 911 call from a person on the 20ft vessel Why Not Us 2, with one person onboard, advising the vessel was disabled due to running out... Read more of this article

Coast Guard To Enforce Covid-19 Regulations

Coast Guard To Enforce Covid-19 Regulations

“Over the coming holiday weekend the Coast Guard will be actively enforcing the Covid-19 Regulations,” Minister Wayne Caines said. Speaking at last night’s [May 25] press briefing, Minister Caines said, “This past weekend, the Coast Guard engaged with 339 vessels, issued 32 warnings, 27 of which were for the curfew violations. “Some... Read more of this article

Bermuda Coast Guard Rescues Solo Sailor

Bermuda Coast Guard Rescues Solo Sailor

The Bermuda Coast Guard recently rescued a Polish solo sailor whose boat had started to take on water. A Government spokesperson said, “A Bermuda Coast Guard crew rescued a solo sailor whose boat started to take on water on the high seas. “The Polish skipper of the 36-foot ketch SV Hobo Girl was towed to safety by the Coast Guard after he... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Visits Coast Guard

Governor John Rankin Visits Coast Guard

This morning Governor John Rankin visited the Bermuda Coast Guard at Watford House as the unit marks its 50th day of embodiment operations. A post on social media stated, “The Bermuda Coast Guard is staffed by 19 personnel, drawn from the Bermuda Police Service and the Royal Bermuda Regiment, and is currently operating 24/7 to enforce emergency... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Coast Guard On Patrol On Land & Sea

Covid-19: Coast Guard On Patrol On Land & Sea

Coast Guard personnel from the Royal Bermuda Regiment were keeping tabs on boat movements and coastal areas. The soldiers mounted boat patrols around the island to enforce the Government’s shelter in place regulations on the water and on land. Corporal CJ Richardson, 32, who is in his third week of embodiment, said: “It’s pretty good – I’ve... Read more of this article

BMOC Conducts Exercise With Coast Guard

BMOC Conducts Exercise With Coast Guard

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] conducted a joint Search & Rescue [SAR] exercise with the newly formed Coast Guard. The scenario involved the Marine & Ports Pilot/Rescue Boat St David & the Coastguard Vessel Rescue 1 receiving tasking instructions from RCC Bermuda, as the boats attempt to rescue a person lost in the water after... Read more of this article