Coast Guard Interdicts and Repatriates 69 Migrants

 MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia De Cabanas, Cuba, Thursday.

The Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island interdicted a group of 17 migrants Saturday 40 miles south of Key West, Fla., and the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence interdicted a group of 22 migrants 75 miles southwest of Key West Monday.

Both groups were found traveling aboard rustic style vessels.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 30 Cuban migrants on Tuesday from a total of four groups that were interdicted over the previous week.

Once aboard Coast Guard vessels, all migrants receive food, water and any necessary medical treatment.

The Coast Guard also disrupted two suspected migrant smuggling attempts since Saturday.

The Cutter Key Biscayne and the Cutter Knight Island are 110-foot patrol boats homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Cutter Diligence is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Wilmington, N.C.

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