Marine and Ports Services


The Departments primary role is to oversee marine affairs in Bermuda. As such we are responsible for the safe movement of both international shipping and the operation of commercial and recreational boat traffic in local waters. The Department contributes significantly to the public transportation system through the operation of the Ferry Service, while we also have responsibility for port operations including Pilotage, Tug and Line Boat assistance and the maintenance of all marine Aids to Navigation. Salvage work, boat and mooring registration, oil spill response, offshore marine search and rescue and seaport security are just a few of our other areas of operational responsibility.

Mission Statement

“To provide the necessary services to ensure the safe operation of International Shipping and Local Craft in Bermuda Waters; to contribute to the Public Transportation System through the operation of the Ferry Service and to facilitate marine search and rescue.”