Coast Guard repatriates 6 Cuban migrants

7th Coast Guard District News
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated six Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday.

The six adult male migrants were interdicted at sea Friday.

Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received notification from crewmembers aboard the motor vessel Mediterranean Highway Friday that they were on scene with a homemade catamaran in the Florida Straits.

The Mediterranean Highway crew embarked the migrants and later transferred them to the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne. The migrants were then transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island for repatriation.

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

The cutters Pea Island and Key Biscayne are 110-foot patrol boats homeported in Key West.

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.

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