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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

Canadian Mariners Rescued 140 Miles Off Island

Canadian Mariners Rescued 140 Miles Off Island

The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three Canadian mariners from a sailing vessel 140 miles off Bermuda on Saturday [Nov 14] after receiving notification from the Bermuda Rescue Coordination Center. The U.S. Coast Guard said, “The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three boaters from their sailing vessel approximately 140 miles North... Read more of this article

Video: Mariners Rescued 598 Miles Off Bermuda

Video: Mariners Rescued 598 Miles Off Bermuda

U.S. Coast Guard personnel coordinated the rescue of two British mariners 598 miles off the coast of Bermuda using the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System on Friday [May 1] morning. “Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District command center received the initial call from the Rescue Coordination Center United Kingdom on Wednesday... 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

Former Record Holder Fabio Buzzi Dies In Crash

Former Record Holder Fabio Buzzi Dies In Crash

Former Bermuda Challenge record holder Fabio Buzzi died Tuesday night [Sept 17] after his boat hit a breakwater off Venice, Italy according to Boatingmag.com. Boating Magazine said Italian motorboat builder and racer Fabio Buzzi, and two of his crewmembers died attempting to break the Monaco to Venice record and had been running for more than 18 hours... Read more of this article

Boater Safe After ‘Mayday Call’ In Hurricane

Boater Safe After ‘Mayday Call’ In Hurricane

A boater made a Mayday Call during Hurricane Humberto after the vessel “became out of control and adrift in the extreme weather conditions,” with the boater eventually making it to Hinson’s Island, where “local residents provided assistance to the solo sailor.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday... Read more of this article

Ambulance Responds To West Marine Incident

Ambulance Responds To West Marine Incident

Emergency services responded to the dock at Robinson’s Marina this afternoon [Aug 6] after an incident occurred in the water in the Somerset area. Bystanders indicated that a jet ski was involved in a collision and the rider was injured. A tender from a nearby super-yacht was seen approaching the dock with the injured person on board. Bermuda... Read more of this article

BMOC Deals With Four Incidents On Sunday

BMOC Deals With Four Incidents On Sunday

The Cup Match holiday weekend wrapped up with a raft up event at Mangrove Bay on Sunday [Aug 4] and Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre Duty Officers were kept busy handling incidents in Bermuda’s waters which included two boats with people on board capsizing, an unmanned vessel drifting in Mangrove Bay, and a disabled boat in Hamilton Harbour. A... Read more of this article

Team Rescue Visitors After Rental Boat Capsizes

Team Rescue Visitors After Rental Boat Capsizes

A joint services marine team rescued six US tourists yesterday after their rental boat capsized in the west end. The Royal Bermuda Regiment and police team on police boat Rescue 2, deployed as part of the marine security element for the traditional Non-Mariners raft up at Mangrove Bay, swung into action after the Boston Whaler, about 13ft long, overturned... Read more of this article

Woman Injured By Boat Propeller At Shelly Bay

Woman Injured By Boat Propeller At Shelly Bay

A woman was transported to hospital on Saturday [June 15] after sustaining cuts to the leg from a vessel’s propeller at Shelly Bay. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday 15th June, 5:45 pm – Bermuda Fire Dispatch informed Bermuda Radio that an ambulance had been dispatched to Penhurst Park, North Shore to rendezvous... Read more of this article

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

BFRS Assist Boaters During Training Exercise

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel conducting simulated water rescue training responded to a call for assistance on Monday [June 10] after boaters in the area couldn’t get their vessel’s engine started.A BFRS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service is participating in a Multi-agency Rescue Craft Training workshop... Read more of this article