Coast Guard rescues more than 200 migrants in the span of a week

Coast Guard rescues more than 200 migrants in the span of a week
MIAMI – More than 200 migrants have been rescued and repatriated by the Coast Guard after a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic. As of Sunday night, the Coast Guard repatriated 88 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, 82 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and 41 Dominicans and two Cubans back to the Dominican Republic within...

Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants after vessel sinks in the Caribbean

Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants after vessel sinks in the Caribbean
MIAMI — An aircrew with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., rescued 12 Cuban migrants after their vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Seventh District command center received a report at approximately 10 a.m. of migrants suffering from dehydration and were stranded on Lobos Cay Island, Bahamas, after their vessel sank. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater...

Coast Guard repatriates 10 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 10 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 10 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Legare located a rustic vessel 23-miles southeast of Vaca Key, Fla., Tuesday and safely embarked the four Cuban migrants. The migrants were later transferred to the cutter Nantucket. A good Samaritan vessel reported a rustic vessel...

Forty-one migrants rescued by cruise ship’s crew

Forty-one migrants rescued by cruise ship's crew
MIAMI – Forty-one Cuban migrants were rescued by the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in the Florida Straits Tuesday evening. Crewmembers aboard the 855-foot Carnival Ecstasy located the grossly overloaded vessel at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The vessel was unseaworthy, was taking on water, and did not have any life saving or navigation equipment on board. The migrants were pulled to safety by crewmembers...

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge repatriated 21 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. These repatriations are a result of two separate law enforcement cases. On Monday, the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne interdicted 14 Cuban migrants from a rustic vessel south of Marathon, Fla. The migrants were later safely transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard repatriates 10 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 10 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 10 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Legare located a rustic vessel 23-miles southeast of Vaca Key, Fla., Tuesday and safely embarked the four Cuban migrants. The migrants were later transferred to the cutter Nantucket. Four Cuban migrants were interdicted from rustic...

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Haitian migrants
MIAMI – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless repatriated 28 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Tuesday. On Feb. 28, crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba interdicted a 35-foot vessel 35-miles north of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The crew aboard the Escanaba safely embarked 20 male, 8 female Haitian migrants and two suspected smugglers. The migrants were later transferred...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland repatriates 18 Haitians to Cap Haitian, Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Northland repatriates 18 Haitians to Cap Haitian, Haiti
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Northland repatriated 18 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Saturday. Coast Guard crews originally responded to and interdicted 20 migrants, Thursday, February 6, 2014, approximately two nautical miles off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The migrant vessel was spotted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of...

Coast Guard: illegal maritime migration is dangerous and deadly

Coast Guard: illegal maritime migration is dangerous and deadly
Miami – The Coast Guard is warning about the dangers of illegal maritime migration after four people died off the South Florida coast Thursday. On February 6, 2014, four people died in a suspected smuggling venture when their 24-foot boat capsized 75 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Fla. Seven people were rescued; three of which were Haitian nationals, three were Indian nationals and one...