Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 45 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 45 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 45 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of two separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits. On Saturday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless interdicted 25 migrants aboard an aluminum rustic vessel southwest of Key...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. and the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 86 migrants illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. These repatriations are a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits stemming back to Sunday. A rescue boat from the motor vessel Cap Guillame...

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days. Monday, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater located a 40-foot sail freighter riding low west of Ragged Island, Bahamas. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Arthur Dion Hanna...

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 39 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island  repatriates 39 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. This repatriation is a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits stemming back to August 15th. “The Coast Guard and our local partners continue to maintain a robust presence...

Coast Guard rescues 164 migrants in the span of a week, urges safety at sea

Coast Guard rescues 164 migrants in the span of a week, urges safety at sea
MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued 64 Cuban migrants and 100 Haitian migrants during a busy week of illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba and Haiti into the United States. The 64 Cuban migrants were repatriated last week following three separate interdictions at sea in the Florida Straits dating back to August 7. On Monday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark located a grossly overloaded...

Abandoned panga found near Newport Beach

Abandoned panga found near Newport Beach
SAN PEDRO, Calif.- An abandoned 30-foot panga vessel was found on a beach in Crystal Cove just south of Newport Beach, Calif., by a passerby at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Thursday. The style of the abandoned boat is commonly referred to as a “Panga” and is typically used for illegal immigration or drug smuggling when it is not being used for its intended commercial fishing purposes. The Coast...

6 suspected migrants rescued off Key Biscayne, Florida

6 suspected migrants rescued off Key Biscayne, Florida
MIAMI — Six suspected migrants, found floating on inner tubes off of Key Biscayne, Florida, were pulled to safety by the Coast Guard Wednesday. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach responded after a good Samaritan notified Coast Guard watchstanders of six men floating on inner tubes approximately five miles off Key Biscayne. A 45-foot Response Boat Medium was launched. Upon arriving on...

Coast Guard Rescues 97 Migrants in the span of a week

Coast Guard Rescues 97 Migrants in the span of a week
MIAMI – The Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba. The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern is the safety of life at sea. When migrants put their lives in the hands...

Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriates 71 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard  Cutter Key Biscayne repatriates 71 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 71 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits stemming back to July 3rd. Thirteen Cuban migrants are located south of Islamorada, Florida, July 3, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. On...