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Graham Rankine was going about his business on Wednesday night when he said he received a phone call from a friend in Honduras, who told him he had found two men drifting on the sea near Honduras from the Cayman Islands.
After 44 days adrift at sea, Cayman Islands boater Edward Hendricks Hyde has been found alive off the coast of Mexico.
Marine Unit water searches for two missing Cayman Islands boaters have ended unless additional information is received, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officials confirmed last week.
Friends and family of five boaters missing at sea for a year gathered on Seven Mile Beach Tuesday in a tearful tribute to their lost loved ones.
Firefighters on Jet Skis could be used to supplement search and rescue efforts around the Cayman Islands following recommendations in a new report. The police Joint Marine Unit is understaffed and underresourced, with a high number of vessels in a “state of disrepair or out of service.”
A new Cayman Compass website debuted in January 2016. Here is a list of the most popular stories, measured by total page views, from the past year.
The tragic story of five boaters, including two young children, who went missing at sea in the early part of 2016 contributed to a public backlash against the police that prompted the early departure of Police Commissioner David Baines.
Officers from the United Kingdom Coastguard arrived in the Cayman Islands this week to review the country’s search and rescue capabilities. The police came under fire earlier this year when three men and two boys, ages 9 and 11, went missing at sea and emergency searchers did not deploy until the next morning.
The exoneration of police officers’ actions during the search for the five missing boaters is good news for law enforcement, and therefore good news for our country.
A review of the emergency response to reports of five boaters missing at sea, including two children, found “no major faults” with the police-led search and rescue effort.
Former Speaker of the House Mary Lawrence and former fire chief Kirkland Nixon will join the independent inquiry into the police search and rescue effort for five missing boaters.
Lawmakers seem to believe that the inclusion of two Caymanians will aid the investigation into the police response to the five missing boaters and reassure the Cayman Islands community that the inquiry is fair and impartial. We couldn’t disagree more.
The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency will conduct an independent review of the local police force’s response in a missing persons investigation at sea that occurred in early March.
When a tragedy occurs, a natural reaction is to look for reasons … then, failing that — to look for scapegoats.
The search operation for five missing boaters, including two young children, is now covering an area of 350 square miles of ocean around the Cayman Islands.