Visitors rescued by CICG from sinking boat

| 01/03/2024 | 18 Comments
Capsized boat (photo from CICG social media)

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) saved a group of visitors from a sinking boat on Wednesday after they received a report of a vessel in distress off the coast of Grand Cayman. The team on duty responded and was on the scene in a matter of minutes. The officers pulled several people from the water who were wearing vests and using floats or clinging to the boat. It’s not clear what happened to cause the boat to sink or who the captain was.

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  1. Jack says:

    why is the boat company not mentioned? the public should be informed.

  2. Dr. Joseph Finley says:

    Cheers to Commander Scotland and the CICG…Well done…
    Dr. Finley

  3. Rob says:

    There was a Captain and the company had good reviews. Bilge pump was faulty. I do not know if boat was well maintained.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Poor maintenance is one thing – a serious thing – but it appears that tourist visitors can just rent boats with no operator? Operate the boats themselves? Is this boat company depending on experienced boaters to rent their boats every single time??

    IMO inviting a disaster which nearly was!!

    • Anonymous says:

      There was a Captain and the company had good good reviews. Bilge pump was faulty

    • Vanessa says:

      I was one of the tourists on the boat. We were not operating the boat – it was a paid charter with a local charter service. We feel that safety protocols were not followed, and have been in touch with the owner of the company, who seems like he’s taking the incident very seriously. We’re just thankful the coastguard responded to the call so quickly!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Every Caymanian thinks they are a Captain as they were born on an island.

  6. Anonymous says:

    hey we need stop the drinking and driving boats law in effect? come on leaders….

  7. Guido Marsupio says:

    Is it true that CICG left the boat, capsized, floating there as a hazard to boaters? With no warning floats or plan to bring it back to dock?

    • Anonymous says:

      The CICG is not a salavage company and “wrecks” are the ultimate responsibility of Port Authority

  8. Radio Rich says:

    local maverick tour operator. look at the hull, when was the last time it was antifouled???

    • Anonymous says:

      What do normal marine consumables, like anti-foul paint, have to do with safe operation, and a propensity to capsize? What is the causal relationship there?

      • Caymanian says:

        @Anonymous 01/03/2024 at 12:17 pm – Radio Rich is saying that, if the lack of anti-foul paint on the hull is any indication, the boat’s operator clearly has little regard for the maintenance of his boat. Hence, poor maintenance led to the boat sinking. You’re welcome.

      • Radio Rich says:

        @12:17 and now you see I was right, faulty bilge pump.

    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly in those seas the boat would not have capsized due to any handling issues. Obviously there was a very serious leak.

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