Significant Maritime Incidents

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Date: 17/01/2020

Friday 17th January 4:30 pm – A member of the public reported to Bermuda Radio that a vessel approximately 24 ft in length had dragged her moorings in high winds and was currently receiving damage on the rocks at Devil’s Hole, Harrington Sound. There was difficulty establishing the vessels identity due to conflicting identification numbers and Bermuda Radio were unable to contact the owner until the following day. The vessel was lifted out of the water for repairs on Tuesday 21st January.


Date: 12/01/2020

Sunday 12th January, 6:45 pm - Bermuda Radio were contacted regarding a fire onboard the house boat WINE DOWN (51ft), located in the Northern part of Pier 41 Marina, Dockyard. Reports indicated the fire had also spread to a neighboring boat, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and Marine Police were quickly on scene and both vessels were found engulfed in flames, the second vessel to catch fire was AURELIA (66ft). Fortunately, the occupant of the houseboat had been able to escape ashore and raise the alarm and no injuries resulted from the incident. Both vessels sank as a result of the fire which created pollution from the diesel onboard, The Department of Environment and Natural Resources were informed of the pollution incident and the affected area was boomed off and oil and debris were removed


Date: 28/12/2019

Saturday 28th December, 5:13 am – RCC Bermuda received an SSAS security alert from the Bermuda registered LNG Tanker, LNG LOKOJA, the report showed the vessel to be in the Gulf of Guinea. The vessels Company Security Officer was alerted by RCC Bermuda and the vessel was found to be under attack. LNG LOKOJA was able to increase speed to avoid being boarded and continued to her next port of call as planned.