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...

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — After being rescued by the Coast Guard, and transferred aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island, 53 Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. These repatriations are a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits stemming back to Monday. Coast Guard assets involved in the cases were: Coast...

Two suspected smugglers detained after deadly migrant interdiction

Two suspected smugglers detained after deadly migrant interdiction
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Two suspected smugglers are in custody after the Coast Guard rescued 19 Haitian migrants from the waters off Dominican Republic after a smuggling vessel capsized and left one migrant dead. On Sunday, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter detected a suspected smuggling vessel transiting to Puerto Rico, 27 nautical miles west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard Repatriates 56 Migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti and Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard Repatriates 56 Migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti and Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 25 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, and 31 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. These repatriations are a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States. On June 9, 2014, the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond interdicted 25 Haitian migrants on a yola vessel west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The migrants were transferred...

Smugglers force migrants into the sea in attempt to avoid interdiction

Smugglers force migrants into the sea in attempt to avoid interdiction
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 43 Haitian migrants Wednesday from two separate interdictions in the Mona Passage, including a pair of migrants who had to be rescued after they were forced into the water by smugglers attempting to avoid interdiction at sea. The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated the migrants to Haiti Wednesday. On Friday a group of 19 migrants was detected...

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 16 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 16 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 16 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. This repatriation is the result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea. On Sunday, during a routine patrol, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard HC-144 aircraft detected an unseaworthy rustic vessel southeast of Key West, Florida. After reporting the vessel to...

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...