27ft boat stolen from Governor’s Sound

| 24/02/2017 | 32 Comments
Cayman News Service

Missing boat

(CNS): Police are appealing for information about a stolen boat which was taken from a secured anchorage inside Governor’s Sound near the mangroves by the Cayman Islands Yacht Club some time on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. The missing boat is a white 27-foot centre console, with a torn Bimini brown top laid down in the vessel.  The boat has the words “Sea Star” on its side and was last seen around 6pm on Wednesday, 22 February, and was discovered missing around 11am Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Joint Marine Unit at 649-7710. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    sooner or later they will be caught in the act….and it wont be pretty…..i suspect cayman and foreign involvement….co operation…

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s irresponsible for the owner to leave his boat tied up by the mangroves for the past 9 -12 months to avoid paying slip fees and then expect that the vessel will remain secure and not be preyed upon by thieves.

    I have seen this vessel by the mangroves for months and I knew it was only a matter of time before the thieves would steal her and then head to Jamaica or Honduras.

    Not surprised at all !!

    • Anonymous says:

      Hell, maybe the owner stole it for insurance money. Or wanted it stolen….

      • Anonymous says:

        I know the owner of the boat very well and I can confirm that he did not have any insurance on her. It’s a complete lost but he should have known or believed that she would become a target sooner or later.

        Everyone with boats down at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club shares that same view, having seen her moored by the mangroves for such a long period of time.

        I’m sorry for you lost Clinton but you should have put her on a trailer and took her home a long time ago, if you were not going to be using her over an extended period of time.

        Procrastination is a terrible thing in this world today which will cost you dearly in the end.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have been driving by that boat for months and thought it might be abandoned or sunk. Here is an idea – don’t leave your boat in the middle of the mangroves and hope that it is fine.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thief = aspiring caution recipient!

  4. Anonymous says:

    We could get DART to build a building on the reef next to the main NS canal and staff it with security from overseas. They would have infrared satellite and night vision goggles…..and a Bat Boat, Bat Helicopter and a nuclear powered Bat Submarine. We could have all this to catch thieves stealing boats and going to Jamaica or Honduras. Arden, thoughts?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Roatan Holiday!

  6. Anonymous says:

    MoBay we are on our way!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Here’s a good idea,secure unnu shit!!! Don’t blame the RCIPS for unnu carelessness,you got your big expensive boats then spend your money to keep them protected,after all we do live on an island that celebrates pirates week every year

  8. Anonymous says:

    In my view, Government would have been much more effective in crime fighting by requiring some sort of tracking devices on boats, instead of vehicles. Boats threaten border control not cars. But yet, Government has expended untold millions on being able to track our vehicles for any purpose at any any time they choose and by-and-large, we have accepted this.

    I have repeatedly questioned Cabinet Ministers and generally questioned – Who is monitoring those who monitor us with these invasive technologies? Knowing the corruption and Lodge connections prevalent within the political arm, the Civil Service and our Law Enforcement agencies, and Cabinet anyone who has access to these systems and has a grudge or curiousity against someone else can monitor their movements – even if it is not justified or authorized by the Governor, just because they can!

    No official I’ve spoken to has given me a firm acceptable answer as to any controls in place to restrict unauthorized monitoring. There are none!!

    • Cheese Face says:

      I find it hysterical that the DVL made us put new plates on both our cars (at a cost to us) when there was nothing wrong with the plates that were on them. The cars had passed inspection at a third party inspection facility, but they wanted to “re-check” the vehicles.
      Then the idiots ran out of plates because there 1984 plates have not arrived yet.
      Anyway, not my circus, not my monkeys.

  9. King Fish says:

    Bring back sweet Jamaica too much gun dey bout yah aaaah boy if we dont get rid of this rabble around ya including in our police we wont have a single boat left .They must have a full marina of boats back a yard now?

  10. Diogenes says:

    I saw it last weekend and thought it was abandoned. Secured anchorage – pfff.

    • Anonymous says:

      It had been there for ages, too. Somebody came out every so often and cranked it, black smoke poured out, then they turned it off and left it there until the next scheduled smoke blow. If it makes it to wherever the thieves are going, they’re luckier than they deserve.

  11. Anonymous says:

    So much crime in Govenors Sound. Cut it off from the rest of the island!

  12. Anonymous says:

    jamaica jamaica

  13. Anonymous says:

    Gps tracker.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Here is the solution to stop boat theft (as these stolen boats always leave the island and can only be stolen and leave via the North Sound reef entry).

    Station maritime police on a boat out there 24/7/365 (in normal sea weather – of course not very rough weather but also a thief would not go out on very rough weather either) to do surveillance and check everyone going out of the North Sound reef (in shift work among various officers) at the reef entry in the North Sound. A new law put in place that everyone exiting the North Sound has to show ID and proof of boat ownership to these officers. (Cayman is small, they will soon know all the legitimate boat owners and their boats and don’t have to check them, then they will easily spot the suspicious situations to check out). (Wouldn’t be a bad idea to search foreign boats coming in either especially from Honduras with fish and what else they may have on board as it could be something illegal?).

    Also station officers on land out there with 24 hour surveillance to observe via binoculars or wireless cameras hooked up on boat at sea, and communicate with the boat at sea to be a back up watchmen for them in case things go wrong out there, then they can call for back up and the helicopter etc. The Government has the money to fund this if they just spend their money wisely on these types of things. The rich who own these boats are going to get sick and tired of this theft problem and leave the island. So if Government wants these rich people to stay here, they best spend this type of money and do this.

    Just like they need to monitor, meet and search every boat coming in a few miles out to keep all those drugs and guns out that come in on those illegal boats that causes bad crime on the island.

    Simple, problem solved..Spend the money wisely.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wtf are you talking about that’s so much easier said than done,it is the ocean your talking about plus the north sound reef has many channels to leave out from,this is not the Mexican boarder dufus,no wonder the criminal elements are so much smarter than you all.smh

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you have any idea how expensive and miserable what you propose would be? Grow a sense of proportion please!

    • Diogenes says:

      Or you could get boat owners to secure their boats properly. Bit cheaper.

  15. ex-boat owner says:

    It might be heading in a south / south westerly direction. That’s where ours ended up.

    • Anonymous says:

      Or, it might be heading in an easterly direction….about 185 miles. That’s where our boat ended up.

      • Anonymous says:

        The boat is probably already sunk down near Black River Jamaica and the engine is on another boat hauling guns and drugs throughout the Caribbean.

    • Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. says:

      To 7.57. What about Rum Point Channel and North Side inner reef area, Big Channel, The Flats, and even Sand Bar reef gaps? Your suggestion is totally unrealistic and far too demanding on marine security resources .Have you any idea of the full cost of what you suggest? Remember that the Marine Unit is presently far below establishment and are your local search and rescue resource. Private boat owners need to properly secure their craft by removal from the water on trailer when not in use, do not leave fuel tanks full, use appropriate security alarms, and install GPS tracking devices. Why should the Govt. be responsible for your toys?

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