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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

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