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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations


 
Date:Sunday, July 08,2018
Distribution: All Media

Inquiries Underway Regarding Maritime Incident Friday Night [Updated]

Police are currently conducting inquiries following a marine incident that occurred sometime between 9pm and 10pm Friday, July 6th in Hamilton Harbour.

First responders were dispatched to the scene Friday night after initial information indicated that a collision occurred between the sailing vessel ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ and a smaller boat in waters off Albouy’s Point.

Apparently a passenger on the smaller boat, believed to be a 58 year old Devonshire man, was hurt.

He was transported – conscious and breathing – to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening but an update on his medical condition is anticipated in due course.

The extent of any damage to either vessel involved remains unclear at this time.

Witnesses or persons with any information regarding this marine incident are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.

Update: The man hurt in Friday’s maritime incident is now believed to be a 63 year old Warwick man, not a 58 year old Devonshire man.

Update: Monday, July 9th - At last check this morning (July 9th) the 63 year old Warwick man hurt in a marine incident involving the sailing vessel ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ and a smaller boat that occurred sometime between 9pm and 10pm Friday, July 6th in Hamilton Harbour had been treated and subsequently discharged from the hospital.

He was a passenger on the smaller boat at the time.

There were no other injuries reported. Damage to both vessels involved is being assessed, but is not believed to be significant at this time.

Inquiries continue by the Marine Police Unit and any witnesses or persons with relevant information are still asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.


All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department