(CMR) A boat that was apparently being used to transport drugs washed up on iron shore off Shamrock Road Saturday morning, March 27.
According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police (RCIPS), officers responded to a report that members of the public had located a package containing suspected drugs on the shore off Shamrock Road, some distance west of Spott's Dock.
Persons had been on the shore when they observed a vessel that appeared to have washed on the iron shore and received extensive damage. Officers attended the location and recovered the package which contained suspected ganja.
There was also no sign that persons had gone into the water or were in distress. A search of the vessel and out to sea was conducted, with assistance from the police helicopter, and no other packages were found. The vessel was subsequently removed from the location.
The wrecked vessel caused quite a stir as a tow company and crane attempted to remove it from behind a wall at Ocean Club. The boat's engine had fallen off the boat and had to be hoisted separately.
The vessel named Dasey had significant damage to the bottom with some foam left on the iron shore which had to be removed separately. There was also another large piece of an underbelly that had to be carefully lifted over the wall before being placed on the boat.
The matter is currently under investigation and the RCIPS is asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything concerning the incident to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.
Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via their website.