Tag: RCIPS Joint Marine Unit

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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Owners urged to secure boats targeted by thieves

Owners urged to secure boats targeted by thieves

| 12/09/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Over the past few weeks police have been dealing with a number of marine related thefts where boats and equipment have been stolen. While officers have been investigating and have made some recoveries, the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit is urging owners to better secure their property, especially fa [...]

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Mac: JPs to file own report on rescue review

Mac: JPs to file own report on rescue review

| 03/06/2016 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has raised questions about the report conducted by a UK Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins and has said the two local JPs who were supposed to work on the report did not see or sign the final document but would be publishing their own report. Speaking in the Legislative [...]

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Rescue report reveals resource problems

Rescue report reveals resource problems

| 02/06/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Personnel shortages and equipment problems for the RCIPS Air Support and Joint Marine units were all identified in a report by a coastguard expert made public yesterday. The search and rescue (SAR) operation conducted by the RCIPS in March following a report that five people, including two ch [...]

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Cops cleared in rescue review

Cops cleared in rescue review

| 01/06/2016 | 61 Comments
(CNS): REPORT NOW ATTACHED: A review conducted by UK Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins of the RCIPS’ handling of a search and rescue operation in March, when five lives, including two children, were lost at sea, has found no major fault with either the police or 911 in handling the missing [...]

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Cubans and locals arrested for smuggling

Cubans and locals arrested for smuggling

| 23/05/2016
(CNS): Two men from West Bay and two Cuban nationals were arrested in East End Thursday evening after the police intercepted what they believe was a smuggling operation Thursday night. Following a report of a suspicious vessel near East End heading to shore, the Joint Marine Unit and Air Operations [...]

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Boozed-up boater triggers search operation

Boozed-up boater triggers search operation

| 17/05/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS is urging people to be more careful on the water after the drunken antics of a 25-year-old man on a boat trip triggered a full scale rescue operation yesterday evening. Described as “highly intoxicated”, the man had jumped into the water several times from a boat traveling in th [...]

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Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

Three men unscathed after boat capsizes in rough seas

| 05/05/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was called out to a boating incident on Wednesday evening, in which three men avoided any serious consequences after their boat overturned in the waters off Seven Mile Beach. But the police noted that the men had no life jackets and they had not alerted the Port Au [...]

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