Caymanians Ricky Manderson and Andrew Powery appeared in court today (9 March) on charges of human smuggling after being found in Jamaican waters last week in a 28 foot vessel.
The 2 men said in interviews they left West Bay on 2 March and developed engine problems while at sea.
They were eventually found by Jamaican Coast Guard officers.
They told Jamaican officials they were helping to take a friend back to Jamaica.
Manderson and Powery were transported back to Cayman on Wednesday (7 March) and taken into custody by Immigration.
The 2 men are to return to court 13 March.