The Cayman Islands Coast Guard has reported that between May 17th and 20th, they partnered with the Department of Environment (DoE) in a joint effort to mitigate the potential spread of fuel and oil from a submerged vessel in the Governor's Creek area.
Thanks to the swift action of the DoE team in deploying a containment boom, they believe that they helped to avert any further negative impact on the marine environment.
They have reminded boat operators that the boomed off area should not be crossed, and individuals should refrain from attempting to board the vessel. Doing so may compromise the integrity of the containment boom and could lead to the release of fuel and oil into the surrounding area.
The have asked for the cooperation and understanding of the public in ensuring the effectiveness of their environmental protection efforts.