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The Port Authority is moving to auction off unclaimed goods as space runs out its cargo warehouse, Port Director Joseph Woods has said.
A boating incident that left the coral reef at Cayman’s Eden Rock dive site covered in sand was likely an ‘unfortunate accident’, according to both the Port Authority and the Department of Environment.
New height restrictions have been handed down for the Cayman Islands Port Authority container storage facility, after empty containers were toppled over by a crane operator Tuesday.
A fishing device with a ghost net, measuring a total length of 877 feet, was found floating off George Town harbour Tuesday.
New amendments to Cayman’s port regulations have paved the way for hosting watersports events outside of designated zones.
Retired civil servant Kearney Gomez is the new chairman of the board at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands
The Port Authority’s deputy director James Parsons has retired from the role.
Barry Loudermilk, business development director for Orion Marine Group, breaks down the cargo aspect of the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo project.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines were in advanced talks with the Port Authority in 2012 to tender an Oasis-class mega ship, according to documents seen by the Cayman Compass.
The Port Authority will be responsible for policing snorkelling, diving and other marine activity in George Town harbour as part of a rezone of the coastal waters off Grand Cayman’s capital.
The Port Authority is investigating options for a second pier to allow more cruise ships to use Grand Cayman’s back-up, bad-weather anchorage at Spotts.
Businesses at the port are concerned for their future after being turned down in their efforts to secure a “first refusal” agreement for space in the proposed new cruise terminal.
The Port Authority plans to reduce the number of cruise ships allowed to use Grand Cayman’s back up “bad weather” anchorage at Spotts.
Cardinall Avenue and Harbour Drive, between Shedden Road and Fort Street, will be closed Thursday and Friday night to facilitate the Prowess Music Concert.
Port Director Clement Reid has had his employment terminated by “mutual consent,” the Port Authority confirmed Wednesday.
Cayman’s iconic pirate-themed ship The Jolly Roger ran aground in George Town harbor amid rough seas Tuesday for the second time in a month.
In 2006, a young Cabinet Minister by the name of Alden McLaughlin tabled in the Legislative Assembly a report titled “Safety of Small Commercial Waterborne Vessels.” The report, prepared by the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, noted some “exemplary operators” but concluded that in the absence of sufficient regulation, others fell far short of “acceptable standards” for equipment, operations and crew training, certification and knowledge.
Cayman Islands Port Authority Director Clement Reid had his suspension extended, according to minutes from recent board meetings.
Cayman’s pirate-themed ship the Jolly Roger, which ran aground amid rough weather Monday morning, was successfully pulled off a sandbank near Burger King later in the day.
A 35-foot Dominican-type Panga boat that was found washed up on the south shore of Cayman will be seized and disposed of by the Port Authority if the owner does not claim the vessel.
Paul Parchment, the managing director of Cayman’s National Roads Authority, has been placed on leave following a decision of the authority’s board of directors.
Here in Cayman, where the flowers remain vibrant all the year round, we have our own season of growth to celebrate – economically, that is – as dozens of exciting development projects are springing up.
Unable to expand outwards, Cayman’s Cargo Distribution Centre is expanding upward. A $5.6 million project, currently under way, will allow the Port Authority to stack shipping containers seven stories high, ensuring the Grand Cayman has enough storage capacity for the next 20 years, according to port director Clement Reid.
There were no cruise ships in port Thursday after all four captains decided conditions were too rough to moor in George Town harbor.
George Town businesses are preparing for one of the busiest days of the year Wednesday with six cruise ships bringing nearly 20,000 passengers to the island.
Norwegian businessman Erik Henriksen died by misadventure, a coroner’s jury determined on Wednesday after hearing evidence since Monday about the circumstances in which he drowned in November, 2015.
In normal circumstances, an influx of 250,000 additional tourists would be cause for celebration. But Grand Cayman’s windfall comes at a cost to its Caribbean neighbors.
While Cayman’s cruise ship tourism continues to grow, passenger arrivals for 2017 are expected to fall below the 2016 total, in part due to bad weather during the first quarter of the year.
The George Town waterfront saw one of its busiest days of the year Tuesday, with six cruise ships bringing in more than 20,300 passengers, according to the Port Authority.
Grand Cayman’s waters are celebrated for their crystalline clarity, enabling boaters and snorkelers to enjoy the beauty of our country’s coral reefs from fathoms away. But when those magnificent reefs are damaged or destroyed by visiting vessels, and when the Cayman Islands Port Authority is involved, the situation inevitably seems to become murky.
When a cargo ship crashed into the Eden Rock reef on Friday, causing substantial damage, Cayman’s Department of Environment says it faced “considerable scrutiny and criticism” for the lack of channel markers around the reef.
Significant damage was done to a coral reef in George Town harbor early Friday after a 328-foot cargo vessel struck the shallow area with its hull, Department of Environment officials said.
Today's editorial cartoon.
The Williams family’s new life in the Cayman Islands started off with a bang — and a crash, and a thud … But no “I’m sorry” from port personnel who dropped their shipping container, causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to its contents, including their car, scooters and other property.
Today's editorial cartoon.
A British couple’s retirement move to Grand Cayman got off to a disastrous start when they were told that someone had dropped their shipping container, causing thousands of dollars of damage. Paul and Sue Williams say they had planned their big move for three years.
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