Boat crews and tourists fight fire at Starfish Point

| 06/03/2024 | 16 Comments
Brush fire at Starfish Point (photo from Captain Marvin’s social media)

(CNS): Crew members and tourists from Captain Marvin’s and Sweet Spot Watersports were heralded as heroes across social media after they all worked to put out a brush fire at Starfish Point on Tuesday evening. At about 6:30pm, as one tour boat was leaving and another arriving at the popular beach spot, a significant blaze ignited and spread quickly in the dry conditions at the location.

When the crews realised that the bush was on fire, they and their guests jumped into the sea and filled bins, buckets and whatever else they could find to throw at the blaze.

The Cayman Islands Fire Service was alerted, but the firefighters were delayed because a locked gate blocked access to the land, and it appears that the boat crews and the tourists managed to put the fire out before they arrived. According to 911, the blaze was extinguished by around 7.30pm. No injuries were reported.

Ronnie Anglin, who owns Captain Marvin’s, thanked all those involved, especially his guests, in a social media post. One visitor said, “All of the men quickly jumped to action, most of them barefoot because they just jumped off the boat to help.”


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  1. Anonymous says:

    How did the fire start?

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Help me out here, so burning all the trash on StarPoint is different than it burning the dump, how?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    You don’t “fight” fires with buckets of water from the sea. You might contain or put out some pine needles burning.

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    • Anonymous says:

      07 @ 6:24 am – Good grief, some people complain about anything! What was really the purpose of your comment, just to have something to say?

      Hope your day goes well!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Can i fight it by throwing you on it? Pretty sure you’re full of enough crap that it would smother it out.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Is the Fire Service really not equipped with basic equipment such as a bolt cutter?

    If the land owner is going to allow the public to trash his property the least he could do is give the Fire Service a key or leave the gate unlocked.

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    • Anonymous says:

      If the people can’t be respectful of private property, they should tan a de yaad.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Isn’t the fire department allowed to damage property in the event its in the course of their duty? like pushing cars out of he way of fire hydrants? A fire engine weighs about 30 tons, pretty sure a an aluminum gate is going to stop it.

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    • Anonymous says:

      there are steel cylinders that also block the gate for no vehicles to pass thru and they are large enough to cause serious damage if something were to drive thru it

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  5. Anonymous says:

    So who ignited the fire and tended to it so carelessly though ???

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