Coast Guard Repatriates 30 Cuban Migrants

MIAMI — Crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Farallon repatriated 30 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cubañas, Cuba, Wednesday, who were interdicted in four separate cases during a three-day period.An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, deployed with the Cutter Gallatin, was conducting a law enforcement patrol when it located a rustic vessel 10 miles northeast of Havana, Monday. The Cutter Sawfish interdicted the vessel carrying 16 Cuban migrants.

A Coast Guard Falcon jet aircrew from Air Station Miami located a rustic vessel 29 miles north of Havana, Saturday. The crew of the Cutter Sawfish interdicted the vessel and embarked four Cuban migrants.

The Cutter Tornado interdicted a rustic vessel with six Cuban migrants aboard Saturday, 25 miles north of Havana.

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Detroit, embarked with the Cutter Gallatin, located a rustic vessel 30 miles north of Matanzas, Cuba, Saturday. The crew of the Cutter Knight Island interdicted and embarked four Cuban migrants.

Once aboard cutters all migrants receive food, water, shelter and necessary medical care.

The Cutter Farallon is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Miami.

The Cutter Knight Island is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Cutter Sawfish is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West, Fla.

The Cutter Tornado is a 179-foot patrol boat homeported in Pascagoula, Miss.

The Gallatin is a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Charleston, S.C.

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