Stolen 25ft boat turns up in Jamaica

| 06/10/2015 | 20 Comments
Cayman News Service

Stolen vessel, the Amanzi

(CNS): The police have revealed that a white 25-foot Cobia boat stolen in the Cayman Islands last month turned up last week in Jamaica. The vessel disappeared from Drake Quay, in the Governor’s Harbour area, sometime on the night of 27/28 September. The RCIPS said the boat, Amanzi, was recovered by the authorities but no details of where or how the boat was discovered have been revealed.

This is not the first boat to go missing this year. A 34-foot fishing boat, Jupiter, disappeared from the dock at Raleigh Quay in the same area sometime in June. That boat has not been found.

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  1. Anon says:

    Not a happy ending, even though with the headline and photograph it appears that it may be.

    The boat was found in Jamaica, completely stripped – nothing but a damaged hull remains.

  2. Knot S Smart says:

    I am wondering if Hondurans or Caymanians stole the boat and ran ‘home’ to Jamaica…

  3. Anonymous says:

    This one was found. It has been mentioned that the public and private propertys for CcTV to more then likely provided by the Security Centre. This is more rubbish. A proper policing system for marine interests is needed. This is an Island. Very small marine patrolling unit???? Do not waste more money on CcTV and drones from a Secuirty company that had an evidence container broken into on their watch without detection. The cameras provided by the Security Centre do not seem to be providing what is needed after the commision of a crime. Hard evidence! Clear images? To invest further to only to take funds that could be used for creditable programs is not very wise. A larger Marine Unit is what is needed not a larger profit margain for the Security Centre. The track record of this company supplying services to the Goverment is poor in appearance. From guards watching Cubans escaping to the Police break in to the failure of the Cctv it begs questioning why they are always awarded contracts when there are more effective solutions?

  4. Dandumb says:

    I call on the marine unit/police to put a boat in Governors Creek on Saturday and Sunday to catch the morons who speed through the Creek. People need to be reminded that it is a NO WAKE ZONE! Not just the canals!

    • Rp says:

      We need signage in the creek! The no wake signs are only in the channel out to the sound. A visiting boater could take it as the no wake zone is only in the channel when they see the large waterway opening of the creek.

      I am a resident of the area and it took conversations with neighbors to learn that the creek is a no wake zone.

      • Anonymous says:

        If you can build a $5 – 10 million mansion on our canal lot’s, then please be very generous to the C.I. Port Authority and buy signage that cost $500 to protect your fancy sea walls. I’m sure our port authority who has very little money these days…….. would really appreciate your kindness in this regard.

        Oh…….. and when you do buy your fancy boats, please get to know our waterways particularly in the North Sound and stop damaging our coral reefs with your shiny stainless steel anchors and stop busting off your engine foot ends on our coral shoals as well.

        Because when you destroy our marine corals you destroy our whole eco-system. You also make our boat mechanics very rich overnight and when we ordinary folks come along to get a regular annual service for our boats, the mechanics wants to charge us the same ridiculous price he charged you who lives in the gated communities along our waterways.

        Thanks very much for your kind consideration.

    • Shhhhhhhh. says:

      How about restoring the manpower of the Marine Unit to where it is supposed to be? Not saying that the Marine Unit can stop boats from being stolen from owners who fail to take adequate security precautions to protect their assets in the first place.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The boat had an alarm and was chained to the dock. That is the scary part. Even so, we shouldn’t have to go to such great lengths just to protect what is ours. Tighter boarder controls please, let’s catch these guys!

    • Cass says:

      Again, the budget for marine customs border patrols was cut!; from the inception of this current administration. Why was this cut? To make it easier for the damn criminals? MUST BE! I await the day (sorry if this sounds “cruel”), that someone with a licensed fire-arm blows some of these scum off the face of the Earth. They seem to think they can go around taking whatever they want, whenever. Want to know why? Because no-one catches them, no-one tries them, they are never reprimanded or held accountable for their actions; so they keep doing it over and over again. CLEARLY, law abiding citizens must take measures into their own hands or we will not even have a pair of pants left to our names when they’re done! Crime is on a whole new level in Cayman, it is as if we (law abiding citizens) are working to support these hardened criminals! CRAZY!

    • Rp says:

      No money for border control. They almost scrapped the Heli. Besides we cant control the theft onshore. How the hell are we supposed to control the vast borders?

      The money is being saved to build some cruise docks, remember?

  6. Anonumous says:

    The owner must be counting his blessings.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I wonder who? Immigration, please secure our borders. It is leaking like a sieve in both directions.

    • Inspector Clouseau says:

      Our own caymanians are capable of doing the same thing. Its not really an immigration issue but rather a “RCIPS Marine Unit” problem. This boat was stolen when they have vessels which should be patrolling our waters and protecting us from issues like these. Anyone is capable of doing this. A simple rope securing a boat to a dock wont work.

    • Anonymous says:

      How can we rely on the immigration dept, senior executives suspended and now two more employees arrested for serious drug offences.

      • Inspector Clouseau says:

        None of them are in position to help the. The Chief Immigration Officer don’t work on a boat much less talk about being employed with the RCIPS Marine Unit. Talk sense and bring some constructive talk to table instead blowing hot air just to be heard. Boat owners need more to safeguard themselves from these type of issues. A boat on the water is as just as bad as a car left open in a parking lot.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t this pretty much as every one had predicted?

  9. Rooster Tail says:

    Where else would it be??? but now the real trouble bringing it back to our shores! This little place is in a real mess ya hear!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Traded for guns and drugs or was about to be traded for same.

    The owner is “extremely lucky” to get his vessel back. Since the owner lives in Drake Quay they are likely wealthy people. The owner needs to get a good security alarm system (with GPS tracking) installed immediately as the vessel returns. Following this, go to Harbor House Marina and purchase the biggest stainless steel chain they have (only a hydraulic cutter can cut those big links) and then go to Vaults Locks & Safes and buy one of those stainless steel pad locks that is about “12 inches in size” and have the vessel bolted to one of the support columns on the dock.

    In addition to this, purchase a good theft insurance policy as a back up.

    • Anonymous says:

      The only problem then is the thieves will probably just trash it for whatever they can unbolt or break off. The answer isn’t to adopt a bunker mentality but for RCIPS to sort this out, round up the bad guys and either lock them up or deport them.

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