The ministry of border control, radar operations, is seeking the assistance of the public in “keeping an eye open” for illegal vessels and activities in the waters surrounding the Turks and Caicos Islands.
In light of recent trends and attempts by two illegal vessels to make landfall during daylight hours, and given the expanse of TCI waters, radar operations is seeking the assistance of pleasure boaters, operators and fishermen to reduce any illegal activities that may take place inside TCI territorial waters by reporting any suspicious activities.
Radar supervisor Rodman Johnson noted: “While it is the responsibility of TCIG and its enforcement agencies to protect our borders remains boaters should be mindful of the need to keep the waters safe for all and free of illegal activities”.
Marina owners and operators are also being reminded of their responsibility to inform TCIG Customs and Immigration of all vessels requesting clearance before any services are granted.
If you see anything suspicious, please call radar operations:
• Call Sign --- Provo Radio
• VHF -- 16 Working CH 74
• Or by telephone 649-946-4966 anytime
The coastal radar station continues to provide 24hour coverage but needs the assistance of the public to prevent illegal activities.
“Working together making our borders a safer place,” Johnson said.