Sailboat & Ferry Collide Near Dockyard: No Reported Injuries [Updated]

Sat, 2017-09-09

Marine police responded to a reported maritime collision Friday night (September 8th) involving the sailing vessel ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ and the Government ferry ‘Resolute’ in waters near Dockyard.

There are no reported injuries at this time and the extent of any damage to either vessel is currently unclear.

Civilian watercraft came to the assistance of both vessels involved, transporting passengers safely ashore.

Inquiries into the circumstances of this incident are being conducted by the marine police.

Update: Monday, September 11th - It now appears that two persons, believed to be an 18 year old Pembroke woman and a 25 year old Pembroke man, sustained non-life threatening injuries when the sailing vessel ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ and the Government ferry ‘Resolute’ collided in waters near Dockyard Friday night.

In addition to both vessels being damaged, apparently three motorcycles on the ferry at the time were also damaged.

Marine police continue their investigation into this incident, in conjunction with the Department of Marine & Ports Services.