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UK to Conduct RCIPS Review

UK to Conduct RCIPS Review

The Governor’s Office is able to confirm that the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has agreed to conduct an independent review of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service response to reports of persons missing at sea from 6 March until the operation concluded.

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency is the UK organisation with responsibility for safety of life at sea. The MCA have identified Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins who has the technical expertise and experience needed for this review – CV / Bio below.

Commander Jenkins will travel to Cayman to conduct the review, which is expected to begin next week.

The Governor remains committed to making the findings from this review public.

NOTE FOR EDITORS:

Andrew Jenkins, Maritime Operations Commander

Andrew has spent 19 years working for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. During this time he has spent 11 years as a Watch Manager and Search and Rescue Mission Co-ordinator. Andrew has co-ordinated many thousands of incidents of all scales and types including such notable incidents as the MSC Napoli grounding. He has worked at an operational, tactical and strategic level within the agency and his current role as a Maritime Operations Commander sees him working with strategic level oversight of UK Search and Rescue Operations and the delivery of the UK Coastguard functions on a daily basis, as well as reviewing incidents and working with operational coastguards on follow up recommendations/actions.