Tag: RCIPS Joint Marine Unit

Royal Navy holds marine BOT training in Cayman

Royal Navy holds marine BOT training in Cayman

| 14/05/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands is currently hosting a training course, conducted by the Royal Navy International Defence Maritime Training Team (IMTT), for police, marine, customs and fire officers from here and other British Overseas Territories. The regional Advanced Maritime Small Craft Instructor Tra [...]

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Boat in trouble rescued by private vessel

Boat in trouble rescued by private vessel

| 21/03/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Police are urging mariners to ensure they have life jackets and other safety equipment before they go out on the water, after a member of the public rescued three men on board a small aluminium boat in trouble in South Sound last night. The men reported that the boat’s engine had faile [...]

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Jamaican trio charged with list of crimes

Jamaican trio charged with list of crimes

| 12/03/2018
(CNS): Three men who were nabbed by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit last week following the interdiction of a suspected drug canoe are facing a long list of charges, including possession of an unlicensed gun and drug importation. After a brief Summary Court appearance today, Owen Omar Reid, Fitzroy Ot [...]

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Police recover gun and ganja after canoe chase

Police recover gun and ganja after canoe chase

| 05/03/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The police arrested three men and recovered a .38 caliber revolver handgun, 49 rounds of ammunition and several packages of ganja weighing around 250lbs after a canoe chase in the early hours of Friday morning involving the police helicopter and the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit. Just after midnigh [...]

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Marine cops net two drug boats

Marine cops net two drug boats

| 27/01/2018
(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit (JMU) has seized two boats and an undisclosed quantity of ganja and arrested five men in an operation which began in the early hours of Thursday morning. At about 4:30am on 25 January, the marine officers came across two boats acting suspiciously near the Big Chan [...]

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Suspect drug smugglers nabbed in South Sound

Suspect drug smugglers nabbed in South Sound

| 02/10/2017
(CNS): Three men have been arrested on suspicion of importing ganja after the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit and police helicopter responded to the sighting of a suspicious vessel in South Sound around midnight Friday. The RCIPS  said the boat had come ashore and the men were off-loading packages when th [...]

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Suspect smugglers had drugs and chickens

Suspect smugglers had drugs and chickens

| 15/09/2017 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Marine police chased and intercepted a Jamaican canoe Thursday night and recovered a large quantity of drugs as well as a number of caged roosters that were on board the vessel. According to the RCIPS, just before 11:00pm on 14 September, officers from the Joint Marine Unit who were on patrol [...]

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Cops clamp down at weekend leisure spot

Cops clamp down at weekend leisure spot

| 22/08/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Police were out in force in and around Rum Point, Sunday, patrolling the area to clamp down on anti-social behaviour, they said. Officers also set up a roadblock near the Frank Sound Road-Bodden Town Road junction in an effort to address other issues such as drinking and driving, drug misuse, [...]

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Captain crashes boat into ironshore

Captain crashes boat into ironshore

| 10/07/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Several people were injured and a pleasure boat was extensively damaged Saturday night when the charter vessel’s captain slammed it into the ironshore. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit is now investigating what happened when the Mary Girl ran aground from the North Sound near Vista Del Mar. [...]

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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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