Bermuda beach warning

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#2
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wow. Well,guess I will not be swimming in Bermuda in the near future...
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Originally posted by acharris1
Is the south shore where Norwegian ships dock??
No it's the west end of the Island. All or most of the popular beaches are on the South Shore.
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i wonder if the beaches will be cleaned by june..hmm
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#9
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Originally posted by shof515
i wonder if the beaches will be cleaned by june..hmm
The Govt of Bermuda needs to build a sewage plant to handle this. Everything is pumped several miles off shore. When you have moderate east to southeast winds for a sustained period of time, hello tarballs.
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#11
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Someone just posted this on a different board.

http://www.royalgazette.com/article/...NEWS/140339974
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If you had posted this tomorrow, I would have thought it was a joke.
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Originally posted by kcwingwalker
Not good..............bad for visitors and merchants. I would be rethinking my plans if Bermuda was my destination.

Not a concern to us as we don't do any open water. Maybe prices will drop down.
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#14
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Is this warning for right now or this whole summer?
Have you posted this on the Bermuda Ports of Call board?



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#15
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It is weird that I went directly to the US consulate Website for Bermuda and could find no mention of this. Took a look at the listings for travel Alerts and Warnings for all countries and could find nothing for Bermuda.

Maybe I just couldn't find it. I wonder if the water is monitored regularly and warnings posted and then lifted as conditions warrant. That is what is done for beaches in my area on Lake Michigan.
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Originally posted by shof515
i wonder if the beaches will be cleaned by june..hmm
This is much more serious than cleaning a beach.

Bermuda needs to research, fund and build new ways of dealing with their sewage. Right now it is pumped off-shore and released in to the ocean. Tides and currents then wash it up on shore. It's been this way for a long time and will take a long time to fix.

BTW, many coastal communities along the east coast of the United States also dump their sewage off shore. It's a common practice and sometimes leads to warnings to avoid certain beaches.
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Originally posted by FIRELT5
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/...NEWS/140339974

The BTA response:


http://bernews.com/2014/03/u-s-issue...nated-beaches/
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#18
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I have heard for years now how the sewage from St. George is pumped 2 miles offshore. When the wind is right the northern part of the islands get smelly. I personally never experienced it.
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#19
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Originally posted by acharris1
Is the south shore where Norwegian ships dock??
Originally posted by FIRELT5
No it's the west end of the Island. All or most of the popular beaches are on the South Shore.
The ships dock in the West End, but the South Shore beaches including Horseshoe Bay, Warwick Long Bay and Elbow Beach are by far the most popular beaches for cruise passengers (and other visitors to Bermuda too).

Probably the vast majority of passengers on NCL and other ships berthed at Dockyard go to one or more of South Shore beaches at some time during their visit.