Rocket debris found floating off Cayman Brac

| 29/05/2020 | 9 Comments
Cayman News Service
Rocket debris found off the coast of Cayman Brac (Photo by Tyrone Scott)

(CNS): Two local fishermen came across some unusual debris last week while fishing off the southwest corner of Cayman Brac. The Department of Environment believes that the piece of metal that Larry and Tyrone Scott found is debris from a rocket launch in French Guyana at the end of last year, which delivered a number of European satellites into orbit.

The debris, which was about 12ft by 15ft, had clearly been drifting in the ocean for some time as there was algae growing on it.

The DoE urges boaters to pick up or send them pictures and information about marine or coastal debris that might entangle fish, turtles or birds.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    If it was of any real value it would have been picked up and sold by now.

    Perhaps we can have government retrieve it, buy a piece of land, build a facility to house it, hire a bunch of staff, and market it as part of our new tourism product (and yes I am being sarcastic, please Minister of Tourism do not take me seriously).

    Signed,
    Mo$e$ Trump wannabe

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Kindly read the definition of “Pollution”. Plain and simple folks…but soo cool right? 🙂 wrong.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    You could have at least towed it to bring it to land and not leave it floating out there.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    French need to get with the program of reusable rockets like Space-X

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Good eBay item? People pay serious money for stuff like that.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Russian litter bugs

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Was one on shore in Barkers not that long ago. Same launch site.

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