Significant Maritime Incidents

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Date: 21/03/2023

Tuesday 21st March 1:13am – RCC Bermuda received a call from New York Air Traffic Control Centre Advising the British Airways Flight, enroute from Antigua to London Gatwick, was diverting to Bermuda due to a medical emergency with a 50 year old male passenger onboard, who was suffering from a suspected heart attack. Bermuda Radio commenced the call out procedure for the airport and the Boeing 777, landed safely in Bermuda at 2:46am. The aircraft departed shortly after, proceeding on her original flight plan back to London Gatwick.

Date: 18/03/2023

Saturday 18th March, 10:37 am – The Fishing Vessel AMBERJACK called Bermuda radio by VHF from a position just inside Chub Head Beacon. The vessel had suffered a steering problem but was still underway making some progress back to Bermuda. Radio communications were poor due to engine noise, the Bermuda Coast Guard were standing by to assist, however the problem seemed to improve and AMBERJACK returned to her mooring without assistance.

Date: 18/03/2023

Saturday 18th March, 5:05 pm - Bermuda Radio received a telephone call from a person observing from South Shore near Horseshoe Bay. He had observed what appeared to be an upturned small boat, there was no sign of people in the water, photographs were taken using a telescopic lens and sent to Bermuda Radio. Bermuda Radio requested the Coast Guard investigate. At 5:45 pm the Coast Guard were on scene and had the boat in tow, it did not appear to be a local boat and looked to have been drifting for a long time. It was of make shift wooden construction and was breaking up as it was towed back to Scenic House.

Date: 18/03/2023

Saturday 18th March, 6:24 pm - Bermuda Radio received a call from Police COMOPS regarding a floating object, possibly a swimmer in distress, near Watford Bridge a land unit had been dispatched to investigate. When on scene the Police reported that the call was regarding a competitive swimmer who was making progress and did not appear to be in any distress.

Date: 09/03/2023

Thursday 9th March, 12:55pm - Bermuda Radio were advised by Bermuda Coastguard of two kayakers being reported in apparent difficulty near Morgan's Point. A Coast Guard boat located the two kayakers in the area East of Scuar Hill while small craft warning conditions were prevailing. The kayakers were recovered safely to shore at Harmon's Bay, near Watford Bridge. The conditions in the area were unsuitable for Kayakers

Date: 05/03/2023

Sunday 5th March 9:00am – Bermuda Radio received a call from Fire Dispatch regarding reports of a man on a boat in Mill’s Creek who was suffering from seizures. The Bermuda Coast Guard was dispatched and brought the man ashore for medical treatment.

Date: 03/03/2023

Friday 3rd March 7:15pm – Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre was advised via email from the Merchant Vessel MSC SHRISTI, a Container Ship on passage from Boston to the Dominican Republic, that while on route past Bermuda at approx. 350nm East of Bermuda, The vessel had lost overboard a total of 46 empty shipping containers at three different times during bad weather, Bermuda Radio has liaised with the US Coast Guard, and will broadcast Notice to Mariners Navigation Warnings accordingly.

Date: 21/02/2023

Tuesday 21st February 11:55am – Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a telephone call from a member of public reporting the 26ft Power Craft TIME OFF, was very low on her moorings, located in Flatts Inlet. Bermuda Radio contacted the vessels owner, advising the situation, who subsequently assured that efforts would be made, to promptly attend and bail the vessel.