Coast Guard repatriates 279 Haitian migrants

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane repatriated 279 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Thursday.

Coast Guard personnel received a report from the Royal Bahamian Defence Force of 177 Haitian migrants ashore on Pigeon Cay, Bahamas, Friday. RBDF smallboat crews brought aboard the Haitian migrants and transferred them to the HMBS Bahamas, an RBDF offshore patrol vessel. The Haitian migrants were later transferred to the cutter Harriet Lane.

An RBDF patrol vessel crew aboard the HMBS Yellow Elder interdicted 102 Haitian migrants near the Eleuthera Islands, Bahamas, Sunday. The Haitian migrants were later transferred to the HMBS Bahamas before being transferred to the cutter Harriet Lane.

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

The Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va.

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5 Comments

  1. Cheryl Morgan says:

    Congratulations on such a memorable anniversary! Also, you have one of the best, our nephew-in-law, Cade Strombaugh who currently serves on the Harriet Lane.To me, he exemplifies the Coast Guard standards and above! Congratulations again, and thank you sincerely for all you do. Ron & Cheryl Morgan

  2. Gregg & Taska Moore says:

    Congratulations to the guys and gals on the Harriet Lane especially,to our son, Fireman Larry Ashley Moore.. We are proud of what you are doing. We love you, Mom & Dad

  3. Sean P.McAvoy says:

    I want to thank my nephew Patrick Brassfield who is currently serving aboard the Harriet Lane and all the others who serve our country.We all appreciate the job that you do everyday.You all make us proud!!!

  4. Natalie Taylor says:

    No one can be more proud of my fellow piers standing up for what they believe. I am honored and consider all the woman and men who serve especially on the Harriet Lane as my heros. I can rest knowing our children are safer at night under the patrol of the Harriet Lane’s engineers. I thank you and pray for your safe journey. Nat

  5. Bill & Jean Owens says:

    Congratulation to everyone aboard Harriet Lane. We are very proud of all of you especially our grandson, Fireman,Larry Ashley Moore. We appreciate the job you all are doing to protect our homeland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We love you Papa Bill and Grandma Jean