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Minister Commends Bystanders After Boat Fire

Minister Commends Bystanders After Boat Fire

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks has praised the staff at Dowling’s Marine & Auto Service and boat Captain Sloan Wakefield for leaping into action to avert a possible tragic outcome following the boat fire in the east end. “I want to praise Mr Sloan Wakefield whose heroic and selfless efforts in leaping into action to tow away... Read more of this article

Boat Captain: ‘I Just Did What I Had To Do’

Boat Captain: ‘I Just Did What I Had To Do’

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just did what I had to do.” Humble words from Captain Sloan Wakefield helped avert a possible significant disaster when he towed a boat on fire away from the docks after an explosion rocked the east end. The Atlantic Charters captain had just pulled in to fuel his boat, Tenacious, and the people from his afternoon... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Boat On Fire In St George’s

Photos & Video: Boat On Fire In St George’s

There is boat on fire in St George’s today [Oct 9]. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able and in the meantime, a video is below. Update: BFRS Acting Sergeant Gavin Carter said, “The call was received through 911 at 1:42pm of a boat on fire at Dowling’s Marina. Boat was towed to Marginal Wharf where it was... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguish Fire On Boat In Dockyard

BFRS Extinguish Fire On Boat In Dockyard

On Thursday [Sept 15] there was a fire onboard a 28-foot unmanned Chriscraft powerboat in Dockyard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Thursday 15th September, 10:30pm. Astute neighbours at Pier 41 Marina in Dockyard, spotted a fire onboard a nearby 28-foot unmanned Chriscraft powerboat. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre confirmed... Read more of this article

Vessel Towed After Electrical Fire Onboard

Vessel Towed After Electrical Fire Onboard

A 30ft vessel was towed ashore after there was an electrical fire onboard. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 3rd July, 5:28 pm. – A caller onboard a 30ft Pleasure Craft near Morgans Point in the Great Sound reported an electrical fire onboard. “The fire had been successfully extinguished, leaving the vessel... Read more of this article

Video: BFRS Extinguish Boat Fire In Warwick

Video: BFRS Extinguish Boat Fire In Warwick

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service extinguished a boat fire in the Riddell’s Bay, Warwick area last night [Feb 1] with a 25-foot boat “fully engulfed in flames.” A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 10:56pm on Monday February 1, 2021, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received a report of a boat on fire at Riddell’s... Read more of this article

42-Year-Old Man Injured In Boat Fire In Warwick

42-Year-Old Man Injured In Boat Fire In Warwick

A 42-year-old man sustained burns to his arm and legs following a boat fire in Warwick. A police spokesperson said, “At around 5:10 p.m. on Saturday 20th June, Police & EMS were dispatched to a private dock just off Middle Road & Riddles Bay Road, Warwick, to a report of a boat fire. “Upon arrival they found that a 42-year-old male on board... Read more of this article

Three Videos: Two Boats On Fire In Dockyard

Three Videos: Two Boats On Fire In Dockyard

[Updated] Fourteen firefighters from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] – along with six appliances - battled a blaze at Dockyard on Sunday evening [Jan 12], and three videos showing the fire are below. Following the response, a BFRS spokesperson said, “At 6:27pm the BFRS received a call reporting a house boat on fire at the Dockyard... Read more of this article

Photos: Aftermath Of Boat Fire In Dockyard

Photos: Aftermath Of Boat Fire In Dockyard

Fourteen firefighters from the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] battled a blaze at Dockyard last night [Jan 12], with two vessels completely engulfed in flames. Following the response, a BFRS spokesperson said, “At 6:27pm the BFRS received a call reporting a house boat on fire at the Dockyard in Sandys.” “The BFRS responded with six... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Boat Fire In Dockyard

Photos & Video: Boat Fire In Dockyard

[Updated] Firefighters are on scene in the west end this evening [Jan 12] battling a blaze. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 8.06pm: The BFRS said, “At 6:27pm the BFRS received a call reporting a house boat on fire at the Dockyard in Sandys. “The BFRS responded with 6 appliances and a total... Read more of this article

Photos: BFRS Respond To St. David’s Boat Blaze

Photos: BFRS Respond To St. David’s Boat Blaze

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] and police responded to a reported boat fire last night [Dec 6] in St. David’s. Fire fighters fought the blaze from a dock before two boats arrived to assist, allowing the fire fighters to access the craft which was fully engulfed with flames and some distance away from land. BFRS spokesperson... Read more of this article

Fire In Vessel Engine Room Safely Extinguished

Fire In Vessel Engine Room Safely Extinguished

A fire in the engine room of a Tug/Barge was extinguished and the vessel was able to safely make its way to St. George’s Harbour. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday 10th April, 5:38 pm. Bermuda Radio received a telephone call from Crisson’s company reporting that their Tug / Barge had a fire in the engine room,... Read more of this article

Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

Fire Service Extinguish Boat Fire In Southampton

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a boat fire early this morning in Southampton, with a “50 foot plus sailboat with smoke smoldering from the cabin area,” with the BFRS saying they “were able to access the boat via the assistance of local boatman, Mr. Andrew Marshall, to whom we would like to express our thanks.” The... Read more of this article