Coast Guard repatriates 5 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated five Cuban migrants Sunday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba.

An HU-25 Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami spotted the four adult males and one adult female aboard a rustic vessel about 65 miles south of Key West, Fla., Wednesday at 8:42 a.m.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Okracoke arrived on scene and safely embarked the five Cuban migrants. The Cuban migrants were later transferred to the cutter Key Biscayne for repatriation.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, migrants are provided food, water, shelter and basic medical care.

For 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.

The Ocracoke is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Key Biscayne is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.