Coast Guard interdicts 11 migrants during 2 incidents west of San Diego

Coast Guard interdicts 11 migrants during 2 incidents west of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard, in coordination with the San Diego Regional Coordinating Mechanism, interdicted 11 suspected migrants during two separate incidents off the coast of San Diego Tuesday and Wednesday. At approximately 7 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders from the Joint Harbor Operations Center at Coast Guard Sector San Diego spotted a 35-foot vessel in U.S. waters suspected to be operating...

Coast Guard repatriates more than 150 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates more than 150 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 169 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. These repatriations are a result of nine separate migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. The Coast Guard has observed a steady increase in illegal...

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Dominicans, returns 5 Haitians to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Dominicans, returns 5 Haitians to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 28 Dominican and returned five Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic following two at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage Sunday and Friday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint to prosecute five other Dominican men from Sunday’s interdiction on charges of attempted illegal re-entry...

Coast Guard repatriates over 200 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates over 200 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 216 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past week. These repatriations are a result of 18 separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. The Coast Guard has observed a steady increase in illegal...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 27 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 27 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea, which both took place Friday, December 18, in the south Florida Straits. While on routine patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute located a rustic vessel with a motor, 45 miles nautical miles southwest...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Cuban migrants
Twelve Cuban migrants drift aboard two life rafts provided by a Coast Guard aircraft that located the migrants aboard a partially submerged migrant vessel 100 miles southwest of Key West, Florida, Dec. 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 58 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of...

Cuban Migrant Crisis: U.S. Coast Guard still focused on saving lives

Cuban Migrant Crisis: U.S. Coast Guard still focused on saving lives
Cuban nationals aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore eat rice and beans after being interdicted by Coast Guard crews in the Florida Straits, Dec. 8, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson FLORIDA STRAITS- The crew could not have been separated from the dock for more than an hour. The thick salt...

Coast Guard repatriates 20 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 20 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Twenty Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida command center received a report of eight people aboard a homemade raft 31 nautical miles south of Key West Saturday night.  The Coast Guard Cutter Legare was diverted to the scene and upon arrival embarked...

Coast Guard interdicts 10 suspected migrants at sea

Coast Guard interdicts 10 suspected migrants at sea
A panga that was carrying 10 suspected migrants sits at the dock at Coast Guard Sector San Diego on Dec. 5, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard crews interdicted 10 suspected migrants aboard a panga east of San Clemente Island, California, Friday night. On Friday afternoon, a multi-role enforcement aircraft from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations...