Marine cop tells boaters to keep noise down

| 06/11/2009

(CNS): Although Cayman is facing at best a dreary holiday weekend with plenty of rain, the RCIPS has issued a warning to boat users to keep the noise down if they are on the water at Rum Point during the short break. Police said that they have received numerous complaints of loud music coming from vessels in the Rum Point area, especially on Sundays. Inspector Brad Ebanks of the RCIPS Marine Unit said that music that disturbs the public is an offence under the Towns and Community Law, and the Marine Unit will be paying special attention to these offenders this weekend.

“We would like everyone to enjoy themselves but everything must be done at reasonable levels.  The same procedures will be followed as if you were playing loud music on land and even more so as you are in a public place,” Insp. Ebanks added.

The MarineUnit also adviced the public about safety, noting that under the Port Authority Law there should be a life vest on board for every person. Undoubtedly there will be a lot of families out this weekend and all safety and Marine Conservation Laws must be adhered to.

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  1. Beastie Boy says:

    The RCIP would not have a hope of convicting someone playing music on the water on the presently drafted law.  Pump up the volume and let’s have some fun.

  2. Anonymous says:

    hmmmmm let me see the RCIP does know better the town and community law does applies and why the noise made from the vessels affects the homes on the shore applicable to the law as stated so if making a smart ass comment have some knowledge to back it up……………

    • Anonymous says:

      What the hell does that mean? Translation please someone. 

      • Anonymous says:

         I’m asking about the, "hmmmm let me see…." comment

        • Anonymous says:

          Hmmmmm let me see……let me explain again……this in relation to comments about the Police not being able to enforce the law in the vicinity of the rum point area (loud music)……..The vessels that anchor close to the shore who blast the music as to disturb the occcupied residences on the shore can be prosecuted under the town and community law. It does not matter if the noise is from a vehicle or a vessel as long as it is audible and is causing a disturbance . I have been to the rum point area on a sunday and some of the music has been too loud with foul language in the songs (young kids present). There is no reason why music cannot be played at a resonable level for the occupants of each vessel( not to mention the ganja smoked on certain boats) ……LETS SHARE THE AREA WITH RESPECT FOR EVERYONE…. PEACE OUT……………………………  

  3. rock'n in the free world says:

    19:13:  No!   It isn’t about preventing a "tradition".  It is about people using watts as a weapon.  If you’re playing your music loud enough for you to hear that’s cool.  But what is the need to play it so people a 1/4 of a mile away can hear it?  Maybe they don’t like your music.  Maybe they just want to sit and talk. Then when you put twenty of those wannabe dj’s together what you end up with is a train wreck and an assault of everyone trying to enjoy themselves. Get it?  And get this:  It ain’t tradition dude.  Or some ex-pat conspiracy it’s just stupid.  I don’t like hearing some goof with bazooka speakers in his weenie civic rattling my windows either.  If I wanted to hear his crappy tunes I’d sit in his car.  ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!!!  Did you hear that?

    • Focus on the roads says:

      The police should focus on the idiots with music on too loud in their cars – they are a danger to other people on or need the road.

  4. Noise Buster says:

    If you are happy for me to come within 50 feet of your back yard and blast Beethoven or Prince to my heart’s content, then step up and have the balls to give me your address.  If not, go Vietnamese and Phuk off and respect others to enjoy a similar peace in their homes.

    On the other hand, if you give me your address (very unlikely my little chicken friend)  then I will side with you and tell those rich expats to Live in Rome!!!

    And for the other poor deprived writer that doesn’t respect districts, they should understand that certain rights extend offshore.  Otherwise we could argue that sitting on the road outside their house doesn’t count since it ain’t their land…  

    Read the laws – the Cayman protectorate does not stop at the high water mark…


  5. Anonymous says:

    What about the noise on the weekends from the Mango Tree – you can hear it at Harry’s Bar so it must be really noisy for the neighbours.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes, but it is also a nuisance to other boat owners who want ot enjoy their own music on their boats.  Not everyone wants to listen to the blasting of boom boom music from other boats!!

  7. Really? says:

    I am not sure that noise made on the water is made in any town or district for the purposes of the Law.

    • Anonymous says:

      You dont expect members of the RCIPS to know differently do you.??

      They just follow the leader.

      • Anonymous says:

        I can follow you to know you have no clue what ur talking about….hmmmm lets see the vessels are in close to shore sometimes 20 feet from the shore  the noise affects the residences on the shore which is a town or community thus innacting thesaid law… is saying no music but music u can enjoy on ur vessel not for everyone elses and the homes on shore…its easy to have fun with common sence and courtesy…….. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again letting a few complaints by some expats ( I don’t know of any Caymanians living on that stretch of beach) ruin what has become tradition at Rum Point on the week ends.


    Watch the next thing will be that we have to anchor a certain distance away from shore!

    • Anonymous says:

      The local CAYMANIAN families that wish to enjoy a traditional weekend outing wish to do so with their young children in the safe shallow waters of Rum Point without the LOUD and OBSCENE music that comes from the boats. No one is saying "NO MUSIC" but be mindful of the type and level that is played. – we all work hard and wish to enjoy what is here without spoiling it for others who have the same right to be there.

    • philip says:

      there are many caymanians myself included that go to the Rum Point area by boat on sundays that have had enough of the "party boats" turning up with the boat full of speakers  blaring their music, that is not what rum point is and has never been, if you go to rum point on the weekend by boat ask the people anchored next to you what they prefer i will guarantee 90% dont want to hear the music. Good going by the police lets get Rum Point back to what it was, a nice relaxing place to go by boat, whilst the police are out there lets get some of these seadoos under control also, please.

    • Anonymous says:

      How about telling us where you live so I can come park my car outside your house and play my stereo so loud it shakes your walls at all hours.   I guess if your not born here you shouldn’t have any property rights.

    • Anonymous says:

      Comments like that in your first paragraph are not helping the Caymanian cause.

      In relation to your second paragraph – do me a favor and try and anchor your boat in accordance with your legal rights in front of any major hotels or condominiums on SMB – "the next thing" is already here.

    • Anonymous says:

      Property owners are property owners, Caymanian or Expat.  Why the need to differentiate?

    • I know of a lot of caymanians living or have weekend homes in RumPoint, they are as fedup as the expats are, yes the RCIP is right, I too am a caymanian living there and it bothers me every weekend when the boats are within 20 to 50 feet from shore and you can see little children walking back and forth to the boats so you know it is not deep and its  close to shore, " I am not against the children" just giving you an example of how close these boats are and how loud the music is, as sound travels far accross water.
      AND, How would some of you inconsiderate people like it if we the residents of RumPoint come to your house and park, play loud music, fix my meal, leave my trash, dirty diapers in your yard and spin off and dont give a damn, thats exactly how I feel about you and your loud music. Go to 7mile and do it see if you can get away with it, North Side/RumPoint was a quiet place until all of you started to invade it.