Coast Guard intercepts, repatriates 5 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Pea IslandMIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated five Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday.

Good Samaritans notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., that they were on scene with a rustic vessel with five Cuban migrants aboard approximately 20 miles south of Key West, Fla., Friday.

The Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island crew was diverted and safely embarked the five Cuban migrants from the rustic vessel.

For more information on how to legally immigrate to the United States, call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283 or visit the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov.

Once aboard Coast Guard cutters, all migrants are provided with food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

The cutter Kodiak Island is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West.
The cutter Pea Island is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West.

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