Cayman Islands Coast Guard commander visits international working group in London

An international working group set up to deal with navigation, communications and search and rescue matters has welcomed a representative from the Cayman Islands for the first time.

Robert Scotland, who is Commander of the Cayman Islands Coast Guard visited the Search and Rescue Working Group of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue at the International Maritime Organization in London as part of the UK delegation.

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency is involved in the work of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) through its Overseas Territories Search and Rescue Capability Project. Part of that work is to involve the Overseas Territories in decision making and also to have an opportunity to feed in their own experiences.

Commander Scotland said attending the working group and plenary session had been very beneficial. He added he had enjoyed some interesting discussions and looked forward to becoming more involved with the international search and rescue community. The CSSF is funded by the UK Government.