RCIPS asks boat owners for search-and-rescue help

| 04/08/2019
CNS Local Life
RCIPS poster calling on boat owners

(CNS Local Life): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is looking for owners of small boats to register as volunteers to assist the Search and Rescue Emergency Support Unit in the aftermath of a hurricane or other natural disaster. Eligible types of boats include open aluminium and fibreglass boats up to 16 feet long, dinghies, wave runners and kayaks.

“Having this list is an essential part of our preparations for potential national disasters,” said RCIPS Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks, who oversees the Joint Marine Unit.

“This information will make it that much easier for us to coordinate volunteers in a timely manner, in a situation where time will undoubtedly be of the essence.”

Volunteers will receive compensation for any fuel used during rescues.

To sign up, call the RCIPS at 649-7710 any time between 6:30am and 2pm on weekdays, or email Oleta.Elliot@rcips.ky

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