Tag: RCIPS Joint Marine Unit

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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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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