Maritime Incidents

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Date: 12/03/2018

Monday 12th March, 9:00am. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre continues efforts in contacting several boat owners due to multiple reports of boats sinking or broken from moorings due to last week’s high winds. Wind gusts at BMOC (Fort George) were recorded at 80+ knots resulting in over 14 calls to the Rescue Coordination Centre and subsequent calls to vessel owners. These incidents highlight once again the need for vessel owners to ensure that all contact information held at the Boats & Moorings section is current, allowing for a rapid response and potentially reducing further damage and additional cost to vessel owners.

Date: 10/03/2018

Saturday 10th March, 8:02pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre receives a Ship Security Alert (SSAS) from the 41596 GRT Bermuda flagged tanker ‘GENMAR COMPATRIOT’, indicating a piracy / armed attack onboard. Contact was made with the Company Security Officer who confirmed that vessel was safe and well in the Pacific region having inadvertently sent a real alert while testing Ship Security Alerting System (SSAS).

Date: 07/03/2018

Sunday 4th March, 12:43pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre is contacted by the owner of the 26ft power craft ‘STUFFIN’ BOX’, reporting that vessel is missing from its mooring at Dolly’s Bay, St. David’s. A follow-up call to vessel owner on the 7th March revealed that the vessel had been returned to mooring with no further action required.