117 Dominicans rescued by Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton

117 Dominicans rescued by Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton
MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued 117 Dominican migrants east of the Dominican Republic, Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center watchstanders received notification from the Caribbean Air and Marine Branch that their maritime patrol aircraft located an overloaded migrant vessel 20 nautical miles east of Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. Sector San Juan watchstanders diverted the...

Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday, who were interdicted in three separate events in the past week. All three interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade vessels that posed significant risk to the migrants attempting to make the perilous journey. On May 8, the crew aboard the Carnival Breeze cruise ship located a rustic vessel south of Dry...

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated eight Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG authorities Sunday, approximately three nautical miles west of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing criminal charges...

Coast Guard rescues 7 Cuban migrants stranded off a 100-foot cliff in Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 7 Cuban migrants stranded off a 100-foot cliff in Mona Island, Puerto Rico
One of seven suspected migrants is hoisted to safety off the rocks of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, by an Air Station Borinquen MH-65 helicopter crew, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard video)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter rescued seven Cuban migrants Thursday, who were stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. “These...

Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter Resolute cutter boat prepares to rescue eight Cuban migrants stranded at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on Monito Island, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Coast Guard cutters and rescue helicopters rescued eight Cuban migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon following a two-day rescue effort in the Mona...

Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to la Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to la Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark repatriated 16 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Friday, following an at-sea migrant interdiction and rescue in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Wednesday night. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico is charging two Dominican Republic nationals from the interdicted vessel to...

US Coast Guard reports surge in Cubans trying to reach Florida

US Coast Guard reports surge in Cubans trying to reach Florida
The U.S. diplomatic opening with Cuba has spurred a seemingly unintended consequence: A flood of Cubans taking to makeshift rafts to get to the United States illegally due to concerns that a quick path to legal residency may end. The Coast Guard said Monday that it stopped 481 Cuban migrants in 37 events in December. That’s up 117 percent from December 2013, with most of them attempting to come...

Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants interdicted at sea in past week

Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants interdicted at sea in past week
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday interdicted in seven separate events in the past week. All seven interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade vessels that posed significant risk to the migrants attempting to make the perilous journey. The Coast Guard has increased patrols in the Florida Straits in response to the surge of illegal migration...

Statement by the Coast Guard on Cuba policy changes

Statement by the Coast Guard on Cuba policy changes
MIAMI — Coast Guard missions and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged. The Coast Guard strongly discourages attempts to illegally enter the country by taking to the sea. These trips are extremely dangerous. Individuals located at sea may be returned to Cuba.