Maritime Incidents

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Date: 07/05/2019

Tuesday 7th May, 8:30am. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a call from a member of public reporting the 30ft Sea Ray ‘’OFF LINE’’ had broken from its moorings and was adrift in Jews Bay. The owner of the adrift vessel was subsequently contacted, advised, and secured the vessel a short while later.


Date: 01/05/2019

Wednesday 1st May, 9:45pm. Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a cellphone call from persons onboard the 24ft Power Craft RAT RACE II, advising the vessel was disabled with a flat battery, in the area west of Ferry Reach Pylons, at anchor with 2 persons onboard. Bermuda Radio commenced broadcasts on Marine VHF requesting any mariners in the area able to assist, with no subsequent response, RCC Bermuda contacted Bermuda Yacht Services as the work boat LINE 2, which was working in the area of the Oil Docks. LINE 2 was able to provide jump start to PC RAT RACE II. A short while later the vessel was confirmed underway, and reported safely arriving safely at her moorings.


Date: 25/04/2019

Thursday 25th April, 2:14 pm – Bermuda Radio received at satellite telephone call from the 118ft Sailing Vessel KNICKERBOCKER, which is inbound to Bermuda, advising that they have found an abandoned 55ft sailing yacht, and have taken it in tow. The yacht does not have a name displayed, but the description shows it to be the same abandoned yacht which was reported to Bermuda Radio on the 3rd of April by ATLANTIC EXPLORER. The US Coast Guard are aware of the vessel, from a previous incident they handled and intend to inform the owners that the yacht is being towed to Bermuda, with an ETA of late Friday night or early hours of Saturday morning.