Police call off marine search for distressed vessel

| 29/11/2012

(CNS): The RCIPS confirmed Thursday evening that it had been involved in a marine search and rescue operation since 10:00 in the morning but that the vessel in question had not been located. A police spokesperson stated that the RCIP Marine Support Unit received a report from the Jamaican Coast Guard on the morning of 29 November that another vessel had made a report to them about a blue canoe drifting some 60 kilometres SE of Cayman Brac with three souls on board. The Cayman police and the Jamaican authorities coordinated the search of the area, with up to five commercial vessels in the area assisting. The RCIPS helicopter Xray 1 also responded and carried out an extensive search of the area.

The boat’s last known location was 19 13.13N and 079 16.44W but it was determined that the vessel that reported the matter to the Jamaican coastguard assisted the boat in distress and it then may have continued on its journey.

“The canoe was not located and the RCIPS called off the search at 3:54 pm this afternoon,” a police spokesperson stated.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It is getting near to christmas, People will want their weed, and they will try anything to get it. I hope the RCIP does not turn fool like they did in past times, Let the Jamaican Authorities prove that this boat is Missing and the names of the crew members. before they go on a wild goose chase.