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UPDATE – Rebegade back in dock

The Renegade has now been towed safely to Cayman Brac.

The crew of the DoE vessel, Enforcer 2, towed the Renegade for ten hours, at times in  extremely bad weather, before docking in Cayman Brac around 10:30 pm  on Saturday night.

Acting Inspector Clive Smith of the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit, who co-ordinated the Search and Rescue operation, said: “This was a great team effort which resulted in the Renegade and her crew being found quickly and brought back to dock safe and well.

“Many people will recall that in August last year the Renegade was  reported overdue and located several days later after a massive search operation. This time the vessel was fitted with  a GPS emergency transmitter which was able to be monitored by emergency regional co-ordination centres – that’s why the  police helicopter crew located her so quickly this morning.

“The DoE crew of Erbin Tibbitts, his son E J Tibbitts and Sheldon Scott have done a wonderful job, in very difficult conditions,  to get the boat and crew back safe and sound. We thank them for their outstanding work.”


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