Maritime Incidents

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Date: 13/06/2018

Wednesday 13th June, 7:44am. BMOC is contacted by a member of the public reporting the 22ft P/c POKER FACE capsized alongside in Dockyard. The Duty Officer contacts vessel owner while also reaching out to Marine Police for assistance. Rescue One attends on scene, reporting that vessel has been hauled and is now at West End Yachts.


Date: 12/06/2018

Tuesday 12th June, 10:30pm. BMOC receives a 911 call from a member of the public reporting 20ft P/c VIBRATIONS low in the water. Marine Police unit attend to vessel the following morning confirming that owner has already pumped it out.


Date: 11/06/2018

Monday 11th June, 7:49am. BMOC is contacted by captain of MV SEAMAGIC, 550 nm east of Bermuda, reporting that a 41-year-old Filipino crew member was in need of medical evacuation. The Captain had already received medical advice from the Emergency Room at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, with intention for vessel to continue steaming towards Bermuda for patient disembarkation. Early Wednesday morning (1:08am) the patient was safely landed ashore by pilot boat St. David and taken via ambulance to KEMH.


Date: 11/06/2018

Monday 11th June, 2:12pm. BMOC receives a 911 call reporting the 33ft sailing vessel SACAWAGEA aground on the west side of Soncy Bay. Marine police boat ‘RESCUE ONE’ reports that it is in Soncy Bay attending to vessel along with owner who is in another boat.


Date: 09/06/2018

Saturday 9th June, 3:58pm. Bermuda Radio is contacted by the 43ft P/C LEGACY reporting that vessel is disabled in Challenger Banks with 5 persons onboard. Bermuda Radio commences broadcasts to vessels in area able to assist. F/v GAME CHANGER and CHALLENGER respond to Bermuda Radio’s call for assistance reporting that both vessels are available to assist if need be. A few minutes later, LEGACY reports that vessel is underway again, arriving safely alongside around 6pm. LEGACY reported that they had a blocked fuel line and switched tanks, then managed to get underway again.


Date: 03/06/2018

Sunday 3rd June, 7:00pm. The cruise ship GRANDEUR of the SEAS departed Baltimore MD., for Bermuda and soon reported that a 53-year-old passenger was suffering from a non-life-threatening disorder but in need of hospital treatment. The ship accelerated to arrive into Bermuda two hours earlier than scheduled and patient transferred to an awaiting ambulance once alongside at Heritage Wharf, Dockyard.


Date: 29/05/2018

Tuesday 29th May, 12:05pm. A 75-year-old female passenger was medically disembarked from cruise ship CELEBRITY SUMMIT this morning and taken via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. A call from Meyer Shipping Agent on Monday 28th May, allowed for logistics to be in place (EMS, Pilot Service, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service) for patient arrival. CELEBRITY SUMMIT is due to return for pilot at 3pm today for onward transit to King’s Wharf, Dockyard.


Date: 28/05/2018

Monday 28th May, 7:13am. RCC Bermuda receives a 406 MHz EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) alert via the COSPAS-SARSAT Satellite Distress Alerting System from Bermuda registered fishing vessel ‘LEGASEA’. A call to family ashore indicated that vessel departed from the east end this morning to fish off Long Point, west of North Rock. Person reports that they spoke with someone onboard approximately 20 minutes ago. Bermuda Radio commences Urgent Marine Information Broadcasts (PANPAN) to vessels with information on S/v LEGASEA, establishing contact with fishing vessel a short while later. All was reported well onboard with beacon activation the result of water ingress.


Date: 28/05/2018

Monday 28th May, 2:44pm. BMOC receives a 911 call from a member of the public reporting a visitor to Southampton Princess Hotel beach, missing after a snorkeling trip early that morning and due to depart island this afternoon. While gathering additional information the reporting source advises that person has since been confirmed safe and well with no further action required.


Date: 28/05/2018

Monday 28th May, 3:15pm. BMOC receives a 911 call from the 17ft power craft ‘EUROCLODED’ with two persons onboard, reportedly disabled off Elbow Buoy due to fuel starvation. Sailing vessel ‘KANTALA’ responds to Bermuda Radio calls for assistance, arriving on scene and supplying fuel to stricken vessel’. ‘EUROCLODED' contacts BMOC a short while later to report that they are safely back at their mooring. S/v KANTALA is thanked for their assistance.


Date: 24/05/2018

Thursday 24th May, 10:30am. Bermuda Radio receives a call from sailing vessel ‘ALEMBIC’ reporting that they encountered the 36ft Cutter Sloop ‘CALCUTTA’ with one-person onboard, disabled enroute to Bermuda, on Wednesday 23rd May. Navigational charts were given to person onboard who indicated that they would continue under sail towards Bermuda. Bermuda Radio establishes VHF Radio communications with S/v CALCUTTA who is guided into St. George’s Harbour.


Date: 24/05/2018

Thursday 24th May, 9:05am. RCC Bermuda receives a call from the UK Coastguard reporting 38ft S/v HAJI inbound to Bermuda with three persons on-board having suffered damage to foresail and loss of engine. No assistance required at this time as crew have jury rigged sail and are continuing towards Bermuda. Sailing vessel ‘SAPPHIRE KNIGHT’ responds to Bermuda Radio calls for assistance, taking HAJI under tow for final leg into St. George’s Harbour.


Date: 24/05/2018

Thursday 24th May, 7:05am. RCC Bermuda is contacted by a member of the public reporting that the U.S. flagged 48 ft sailing vessel DREAM AGAIN, which departed Bermuda yesterday afternoon, has been hit by a Merchant vessel which failed to stop, approx. 70 miles north of Bermuda. The collision has resulted in loss of vessel mast and slight injury to one crewmember, however, vessel hull was reported intact as crew continue under engine power to Bermuda. Bermuda Radio establishes communications with vessel as they make their way into St. George’s Harbour just after 6pm. A quick debrief indicated that sailing vessel was struck by a merchant vessel around 10pm on Wednesday night and after cutting away damaged rigging, continued back towards Bermuda. Follow-up investigations by the Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority (BSMA) and U.S. Coast Guard continue.


Date: 23/05/2018

Wednesday 23rd May, 8:37am. Bermuda Radio is contacted by S/v PARCEIRA who report that engine is disabled with intention to sail into St. George’s Harbour. Crew were advised that current wind direction would not make it easy to sail into the harbour and recommended a commercial tow which vessel accepts. At 9:54am. Bermuda Yacht Services vessel ‘Line Two’, has sailing vessel under tow for final approach into St. George’s Harbour.


Date: 19/05/2018

Saturday 19th May, 6:41pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by the 21ft Centre Console ‘SEA HAPPY’ reporting vessel disabled but at anchor off North Shore, near Grotto Bay, with two persons onboard. Bermuda Radio commences callouts to vessels able to assist while vessel owner also speaks with friend ashore to arrange a tow. Just after midnight, SEA HAPPY reports that vessel is now back at moorings in Flatts after friend towed them ashore.


Date: 18/05/2018

Friday 18th May, 4:50pm. RCC Bermuda receives a 406 MHz EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) alert via the COSPAS-SARSAT Satellite Distress Alerting System from Bermuda registered fishing vessel ‘STEALTH II’. Vessel owner is contacted, reporting that boat is on land in St. David’s, and unable to confirm reason for beacon alert. No further alerts were received with incident closed a few hours later.


Date: 18/05/2018

Friday 18th May, 10:34am. A member of the public ashore reports a 17-20ft vessel adrift between Fort St. Catherine’s Point and Narrows shipping channel, with no persons sighted onboard. Bermuda Radio commences broadcasts to mariners in area while also arranging for Marine & Ports work boat ‘Dragon’ to attend. At 1:08pm, Dragon reports that it has the 18ft vessel ‘SILENT RAGE’ in tow to St. George’s Harbour. Vessel owner is contacted while Bermuda Radio cancels broadcast to mariners.


Date: 18/05/2018

Friday 18th May, 10:45am. A 65-year-old male crew member from sailing vessel 'SUN KOZ 2' was safely landing ashore in Bermuda this morning after initially taking ill a few days earlier, approximately 600 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. RCC Norfolk along with RCC Bermuda coordinated patient transfer by small boat to USS Gravely for disembarkation off the east end of Bermuda. Local EMS services were alerted as patient disembarked via pilot boat ‘St. David’ early Friday morning and was taken via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.