Iron Duke coming to assist

| 30/08/2008

Following the passage of Hurricane Gustav the British naval vessels, the Iron Duke and Wave Ruler will becoming into Cayman waters to assist with the clean up according to Hazard Management and Joint Communication Services.  Both ships were shadowing the storm so as to arrive as promptly as possible.


Current plans call for Iron Duke to offload a helicopter onto Wave Ruler, which will then continue to Cayman Brac, where the helicopter will pickup District Commissioner Ernie Scott for a flight to assess damage on both Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Wave Ruler recently participated in hurricane preparedness exercises with HMCI and the Sister Islands Hurricane Committee. Crew from the ship will assist with assessing the Islands’ needs.

 JIS said that plans then call for Wave Ruler to continue to Grand Cayman.

Police also asked resident to keep away from the George Town Harbour where the road is now closed. “There is still a safety concern,” said the police “We strongly advise people to stay away from the waterfront for their own safety at this time.


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