Efforts are now underway to get the Jolly Roger pirate ship afloat and off the ironshore in George Town.
The ship has been grounded near Lobster Pot dock all week.
The ship broke free of its moorings during rough seas sent Cayman’s way by Hurricane Michael Monday (8 October.) It was the second such incident in a month.
In the first incident, the Department of Environment found some serious coral damage. This time around DOE deputy director Tim Austin said the corals appear to have escaped
“Luckily the area that she grounded in was in the boat channel by Lobster Pot, and launching ramp, George Town launching ramp, and that area thankfully has very, very low coral cover. So at this stage we do not anticipate the damage to be significant. Once the boat is removed from the area we will go and have one final check,” said Mr. Austin.
The Deputy Director also said initial assessments have not found any serious coral damage. He said when removed the ship will be dry docked and its owners will have the damages assessed.