Tag: Cayman Islands Coast Guard

Man died in the water after boat ran aground

Man died in the water after boat ran aground

| 30/05/2024 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A 54-year-old man from Bodden Town died in the very early hours of Wednesday morning after the boat he was in ran onto the reef around Colliers Channel in East End. Although Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers had advised him and another man on board to remain on the boat, he had entered the […]

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Sea Cadets acquire vessel for training

Sea Cadets acquire vessel for training

| 23/05/2024 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps’ (CICC) maritime detachment, known as the Sea Cadets, has acquired a motor vessel, purchased for CI$75,000, where the young sailors will now train. Named in honour of the late Gwendolyn Bush, a Caymanian seafaring matriarch, the MV Miss Gwen was commissioned at a formal ceremony at the Cayman Islands […]

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CICG rescues seven migrants from raft

CICG rescues seven migrants from raft

| 15/11/2023 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard rescued a group of migrants at sea last night after its Operations Rescue Coordination Centre (ORCC) was notified of a raft adrift some 20 nautical miles northeast of Grand Cayman. According to a social media post, the coastguard set off in one of its patrol vessels, found the raft […]

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Two missing Cubans now feared lost at sea

Two missing Cubans now feared lost at sea

| 03/10/2023 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coat Guard, fire crews, police and border control ceased their joint operation Monday night after another day of searching for two missing Cuban men who were part of a group of ten migrants shipwrecked off the coast of Cayman Brac at the weekend. After a full day of search and recovery, […]

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Two Cubans missing, eight rescued at sea

Two Cubans missing, eight rescued at sea

| 01/10/2023 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A major search and rescue operation involving the police, coastguard, fire service, border control and private boat owners in the sea around Cayman Brac was conducted Saturday and Sunday, in which eight Cuban men were rescued. However, two more are missing. According to Customs and Border Control (CBC), the operation began after one man […]

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Liveaboard dive boat runs aground on Sandbar

Liveaboard dive boat runs aground on Sandbar

| 21/09/2023 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Aggressor Adventures, the owners of the liveaboard dive boat, the Cayman Aggressor IV, which ran aground in the North Sound on Thursday morning, have said it is no longer on the Sting Ray City sandbar and was being moved to her anchorage this evening. The owners said there were no injuries, everyone was safely […]

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CICG rescues vessel stuck in lightning storm

CICG rescues vessel stuck in lightning storm

| 30/08/2023 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard has posted a video on its social media pages of a rescue in the North Sound at the weekend during a lightning storm. The CICG Operation Rescue Coordination Centre (ORCC) was notified by 911 on Saturday evening, 26 August, that a 15ft vessel with two people on board was […]

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RCIPS $54M budget to grow despite 2022 savings

RCIPS $54M budget to grow despite 2022 savings

| 22/06/2023 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Police Commissioner (OPC), which runs the annual budget for both the RCIPS and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard, had more than CI$1.8 million left over from last year’s budget of $54 million. But according to the 2022 annual report, this is unlikely to be the case in future years, as […]

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DoE and coastguard contain sinking boat

DoE and coastguard contain sinking boat

| 30/05/2023 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard and the Department of Environment have teamed up to mitigate the potential spread of fuel and oil from a sinking vessel in the Governor’s Creek area. The 76-foot Cayman Mermaid was abandoned by its owners, Mermaid Cruises, several years ago. The DoE has deployed a 400ft boom to protect […]

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Coastguard medevacs passenger from cruise ship

Coastguard medevacs passenger from cruise ship

| 04/01/2023 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A 65-year-old passenger on board the cruise ship Marella Discovery 2 who suffered a medical emergency on Sunday as the ship was en route to Jamaica was rescued by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG). The ship had contacted the CICG’s Operation and Rescue Command Centre when it was just over 150 nautical miles […]

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Rescued migrants handed to Cuban authorities

Rescued migrants handed to Cuban authorities

| 22/12/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Eight Cuban nationals were found adrift at sea and rescued by an oil tanker on 14 December but were handed over to the Cuban Border Guard (CBG) with the help of the Cayman authorities. According to a press release from the Ministry of Border Control, the Cubans were picked up by the MV Hellespont Pride […]

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