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Tag: RCIPS Joint Marine Unit

Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

| 14/06/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A 25-ft Cobia boat stolen at the end of last month turned up today around 1½ miles off the coast of Frank Sound with no one in sight. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was alerted to the capsized vessel around 11:00am Wednesday morning, 14 June, by a member of the public. The officers on [… [...]

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Cubans rescued as vessel hits East End reef

Cubans rescued as vessel hits East End reef

| 15/04/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Twenty-nine Cuban migrants swam ashore to safety on Thursday night after their boat was stranded on a reef in East End but the Joint Marine Unit had to rescue two who were unable to swim. Members of the public called 911 at around 9:23pm after they heard the cries for help coming from the Cu [...]

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Boaters urged to take care in face of changeable weather

Boaters urged to take care in face of changeable weather

| 02/03/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The Joint Marine Unit is urging local boat users to take care out on the water. Although the distress calls so far this year have not been high with slightly calmer waters, the sea can still be treacherous and preparation is the best safety measure that can be taken before any journey offshor [...]

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Major gaps in search & rescue revealed

Major gaps in search & rescue revealed

| 27/02/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Cash, people and better use of existing resources and agencies are all needed to improve the issues surrounding the search and rescue service in Cayman, according to a report made public Monday. The report by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) found there are a “number of c [...]

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Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

| 27/02/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has become the latest leader of the RCIPS to point to the “skills gap” among officers working for the service. For more than a decade, almost every commissioner that has come from overseas has highlighted competency issues and the need to “professionalise [...]

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Drugs found on empty boat discovered off NWP

Drugs found on empty boat discovered off NWP

| 27/02/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS) Updated 3:30pm Monday: Police have now confirmed that a large quantity of ganja was found aboard the boat discovered partially submerged about two to three miles off North West Point, West Bay, on Sunday morning. The police helicopter continued searches for anyone who may have been on board M [...]

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Marine cops warn boaters after men rescued at sea

Marine cops warn boaters after men rescued at sea

| 10/01/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Police have once again raised concerns about marine safety after a near miss this weekend, when two men were rescued at sea on a boat with no life jackets. The two men aboard a small boat were saved by a private boat owner in the early hours of Sunday morning off the coast of […] [...]

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Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

Marine cops warn captains not to overload boats

| 30/11/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands moves into the peak season, the marine police are warning boat captains that they will be enforcing passenger limits. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit (JMU) said tour boat operators are obligated to keep weight and passenger limits within those specified on their operators’ [...]

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Cops plan flare demo to help public ID distress signals

Cops plan flare demo to help public ID distress signals

| 12/10/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The police are hoping that a flare demonstration off the coast of Seven Mile Beach tomorrow evening will help the public to distinguish between distress flares and other lights that may be seen out on the open water, such as fireworks. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit will fire two distress flares [...]

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UK to fund review of marine unit

UK to fund review of marine unit

| 04/10/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The British government will be funding a review of the search and rescue capabilities, resources and equipment as well as coastguard protections in all of its territories in the Caribbean, and it will be starting with Cayman. The minister for the overseas territories, Baroness Anelay, announc [...]

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RCIPS rescues Honduran fishermen 30 miles off Cayman coast

RCIPS rescues Honduran fishermen 30 miles off Cayman coast

| 20/09/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter and vessels from the Joint Marine Unit rescued four Honduran fishermen on Monday evening after the 911 communications centre received an SOS notice via the International Emergency Response Coordination Center from their boat, located off the southwest coast of Grand Cayma [...]

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