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Tag: RCIPS Joint Marine Unit

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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Cabinet made mistakes over chopper

Cabinet made mistakes over chopper

| 25/04/2016 | 69 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for East End said that mistakes were made by the PPM Cabinet he served in between 2005 and 2009 regarding the purchase of the police helicopter. As the lively and at times emotional debates got underway on Monday morning on two private members’ motions, Arden McLe [...]

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Police end search and recovery operation

Police end search and recovery operation

| 28/03/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS management has confirmed that the search and recovery operation for five people lost at sea has come to an end. Edsell Haylock, Gary Mullings and his three nephews, Nicholas Watler, Kamron (11) and his brother Kanyi Brown (9), went missing on Sunday, 6 March, some time after leaving 12 [...]

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Governor to investigate search operation

Governor to investigate search operation

| 10/03/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): As criticisms of the police over the search and rescue operation for two children and three men missing at sea continued, the Cayman Islands governor announced Thursday that she was carrying out an independent review at the request of the police commissioner. Her announcement came just ho [...]

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