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Three Sailors Rescued By Nearby Yacht

Three Sailors Rescued By Nearby Yacht

Three sailors — traveling from Massachusetts to Bermuda — were rescued after their 44 ft trimaran started taking on water approximately 250 miles north west of Bermuda. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Sunday 04th December, 08:09 am – RCC Norfolk contacted RCC Bermuda regarding the 44 ft Trimaran Buddy which was... Read more of this article

Report Released Into Fatal Sailing Incident

Report Released Into Fatal Sailing Incident

US Sailing — the national governing body for sailing in the U.S. — released the report requested by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee following the tragic death of Colin Golder during the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race. Mr Golder, a U.S. citizen who was the captain of the 42-foot sloop Morgan of Marietta, died after going overboard in strong... Read more of this article

Sick Passenger Transferred From Cruise Ship

Sick Passenger Transferred From Cruise Ship

The cruise ship Queen Elizabeth disembarked a male passenger in Bermuda for hospital treatment on August 11. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, August 10 at 4:22pm, ships agent Meyers advised Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre that the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth, which had been scheduled to call at Bermuda on... Read more of this article

US Sailing Convenes Panel On Captain’s Death

US Sailing Convenes Panel On Captain’s Death

US Sailing — at the request of the Newport Bermuda race organizing authority — has convened a panel of experts to compile a report on the factors contributing to the death of Colin Golder, the captain of the 42-foot sloop Morgan of Marietta who died after going overboard in strong winds approximately 325 miles from Bermuda. A statement... Read more of this article

U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Three Mariners

U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Three Mariners

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three U.S. citizens — who were sailing from the British Virgin Islands to Bermuda –  and towed their sailing vessel to Puerto Rico. A spokesperson said, “The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos completes a three-day tow of the sailing vessel Valour near Fajardo, Puerto Rico June 26, 2022. Three mariners,... Read more of this article

US Sailing Asked To Review Fatal Incident

US Sailing Asked To Review Fatal Incident

Following the death of one of the sailors in the race, the Newport Bermuda Race organisers said that they reached out to US Sailing and “encouraged the appointment of an independent panel to review what happened and publish a report.” This follows after captain Colin Golder of the 42-foot sloop Morgan of Marietta tragically died after... Read more of this article

Local Officials Assist US Coast Guard In Search

Local Officials Assist US Coast Guard In Search

Bermuda officials are assisting the U.S. Coast Guard as it searches for two American citizens who were reported overdue after departing Virginia heading for the Azores, with U.S. officials stating they are working “with our counterparts in Bermuda to accurately determine the most intelligent search area for our air crews. ” A U.S. Coast... Read more of this article

Sailor Dies In Newport Bermuda Race

Sailor Dies In Newport Bermuda Race

The Newport Bermuda race organisers have announced the very sad news that a sailor has died, after he “went overboard early this afternoon in strong winds, approximately 325 miles from Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “We regret to report that our Fleet Communications Office for the 52nd Bermuda Race received a report of a crew overboard... Read more of this article

Video: US Coast Guard Rescues Injured Crew

Video: US Coast Guard Rescues Injured Crew

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced four men from a sailboat — which was traveling from Bermuda to the United States – after they “sustained injuries due to heavy sea conditions” around 80 nautical miles south of New York. The U.S. Coast Guard Northeast said, “This past Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island... Read more of this article

Good Samaritan Assists After Vessel Capsizes

Good Samaritan Assists After Vessel Capsizes

A Good Samaritan assisted someone after their vessel “tangled the deployed anchor line in the vessels propellor causing instability” resulting in a capsize approximately 400 yards offshore. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a 911 call from a member of public located in... Read more of this article

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

Injured Crew Member Transferred Via Pilot Boat

A crew member onboard a ship who suffered from a facial injury was brought to Bermuda for medical treatment. A BMOC spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received a satellite telephone call from the U.K. registered 115,366GRT, LNG Tanker British Sponsor  from a position 150 miles south of Bermuda advising that a crew member onboard the ship had suffered... Read more of this article

Yacht Skipper Grateful To Be Back In Bermuda

Yacht Skipper Grateful To Be Back In Bermuda

A 31 foot sloop left Bermuda bound for St Kitts with one person onboard, however during the journey he was “unable to start the engine or sail in the prevailing light winds, and he made the decision to abandon the yacht.” The LNG tanker Torben Spirit diverted to assist him, and the ship’s captain brought the sailor back to the island,... Read more of this article

Two People Abandon Vessel In Rough Weather

Two People Abandon Vessel In Rough Weather

A 40ft vessel bound for Bermuda suffered “engine problems and ripped sails” earlier this month, so the two people onboard abandoned the vessel, and were picked up by a bulk carrier ship. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “The U.S. Coast Guard, RCC Norfolk, called RCC Bermuda to advise that the 40 ft S/V Radio Flyer,... Read more of this article