Tag: incident in the sea

Man died in the water after boat ran aground

Man died in the water after boat ran aground

| 30/05/2024 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A 54-year-old man from Bodden Town died in the very early hours of Wednesday morning after the boat he was in ran onto the reef around Colliers Channel in East End. Although Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers had advised him and another man on board to remain on the boat, he had entered the […]

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Cargo ship waits on tug 32 miles off Little Cayman

Cargo ship waits on tug 32 miles off Little Cayman

| 04/04/2024 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The SC Montana, a cargo ship that lost power Tuesday evening and drifted into Cayman waters, now poses no threat to Little Cayman, having been towed to about 25 miles off the coast of the island last night. At 10:00am Thursday, it was drifting away from Little Cayman in the open ocean, though some […]

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Disabled cargo ship pulled away from Little Cayman

Disabled cargo ship pulled away from Little Cayman

| 03/04/2024 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The SC Montana, a Liberian freighter vessel that had engine failure late Tuesday evening, was still in local waters Wednesday morning off the southwest coast of Little Cayman but is bound for Cuba. The ship has been given assistance from the LEFKES and the Aruna Cihan bulk carrier vessels to keep it away from […]

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Cruise visitor dies after difficulties while snorkelling

Cruise visitor dies after difficulties while snorkelling

| 13/03/2024 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A 72-year-old man from Illinois who was visiting Grand Cayman on a cruise ship died Tuesday after getting into difficulties snorkelling in the George Town Harbour. According to an RCIPS press release, police and emergency services were dispatched to the South Terminal in George Town around 11:00am. When they arrived, the police officers saw […]

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Resident dies during trip to Stingray City

Resident dies during trip to Stingray City

| 05/03/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A 51-year-old resident was pronounced dead on Sunday evening after he was pulled from the water at the Stingray City Sandbar and taken to shore by the coastguard and transported to the George Town Hospital. According to a press release, Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers responded to the report of a man in distress […]

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Visitors rescued by CICG from sinking boat

Visitors rescued by CICG from sinking boat

| 01/03/2024 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) saved a group of visitors from a sinking boat on Wednesday after they received a report of a vessel in distress off the coast of Grand Cayman. The team on duty responded and was on the scene in a matter of minutes. The officers pulled several people from […]

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Visiting diver dies during trip off South Sound coast

Visiting diver dies during trip off South Sound coast

| 13/02/2024 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man last Thursday morning following a dive trip off the coast of South Sound. According to the RCIPS, the man, who was from the US state of Iowa, was just 37 years old. He was taken back to the Red Bay Dock on South […]

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Elderly visitor dies snorkelling in North Sound

Elderly visitor dies snorkelling in North Sound

| 27/12/2023 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A 71-year-old visitor to the Cayman Islands died on Friday afternoon while out snorkelling in the North Sound during a boat trip. The police said that at around 2:10pm they received a report that a man had died after experiencing difficulties in the sea. He was taken out of the water and into the […]

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Visitor dies while swimming at Rum Point

Visitor dies while swimming at Rum Point

| 12/11/2023 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A 52-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from Canada died while in the water in Rum Point on Friday afternoon, police have said. The man was reportedly found unconscious in the water and was brought to the boat he had been on by members of the public, who then administered CPR.

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Man who drowned in GT Harbour identified

Man who drowned in GT Harbour identified

| 01/11/2023 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Police have confirmed that the deceased man who was pulled from George Town Harbour by Cayman Islands Fire Service officers on the evening of Saturday, 21 October, was Raheem Tyrike Barrett (27), a Jamaican national residing in the Cayman Islands. Police had managed to track down his family several days after the man drowned […]

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Man’s body pulled from harbour late Saturday night

Man’s body pulled from harbour late Saturday night

| 23/10/2023 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is in the process of identifying the body of a man that was recovered from George Town Harbour late Saturday night. Staff at the Port Authority contacted the 911 call centre to report what appeared to be a person in the water. Police and fire officers attended the location and conducted a search, during […]

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