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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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Marine cops injured, rough seas suspend search

Marine cops injured, rough seas suspend search

| 09/03/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS) Updated: Three officers with the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit received injuries Tuesday, during their efforts to bring in the boat that the missing three men and two boys were on when they left to go fishing Sunday, and a fourth officer also received medical attention Wednesday. The search and res [...]

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Search continues in rough seas

Search continues in rough seas

| 08/03/2016 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Police conducting a search for two boys and three men missing at sea since Sunday evening said that they relocated the missing Panga boat on Tuesday. It was first spotted by police yesterday morning, overturned in the ocean some 20 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman, but there was still no s [...]

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