Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket returns home from busy 60-day patrol

Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement crews interdicted 21 Dominican and Haitian migrants Tuesday during an at-sea interdiction off of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 16 migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Thursday morning, while five others were brought ashore by CBIG authorites Wednesday to face judicial proceedings in Puerto Rico. Photo provided by Caribbean Border Interagency Group.

Photo provided by Caribbean Border Interagency Group.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket is scheduled to return home Wednesday, April 6 at 9 a.m., after a busy 60-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

During the patrol, the Nantucket’s crew conducted multiple counter-drug and migrant-interdiction boardings throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The Nantucket’s crew worked alongside the Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities to interdict 21 Haitian and Dominican Republic migrants on a 20-foot yola-type vessel that was spotted by a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew from Air Station Miami, 12-miles off the coast of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

More information regarding the migrant interdiction can be found here.

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