Bad weather closes Sandbar

Inclement weather conditions in the North Sound have resulted in the closure of the Wild Life Interaction Zone by the joint Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and Customs Marine Unit.


Activity such as this has been prohibited today at the Sandbar because of bad weather. Photo: File

The area was checked Thursday morning and experiencing extremely rough seas and high wind speeds, each a potential danger to boaters.

‘The RCIPS in consultation with representatives from the Department of Environment, Port Authority, Ministry of Tourism and the Water Sports Association have determined the closure of the North Sound to all boating traffic necessary to ensure the continued safety and security to all commercial boaters and potential pleasure seekers,’ said According to Inspector Brad Ebanks, head of the Maine Unit. ‘We apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.’

Under the Port Authority Law 1999, the RCIPS is allowed to issue instructions such as this to prevent injury and preserve life. The Marine Unit will be patrolling the North Sound and the Sand Bar area to make sure the instructions are complied with and conditions will be continually monitored. Boaters should monitor local media for future advisories and updates in relation to the closure being lifted.

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