Operation Vigilant Sentry: Stopping illegal migration at sea

Operation Vigilant Sentry: Stopping illegal migration at sea
U.S. Coast Guard file photo Miami – Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast was established in 2003 by the Department of Homeland Security. This interagency task force is comprised of resources and assets from the U.S. Coast Guard, the departments of Homeland Security, State, Defense, Health and Human Services, as well as those from state and local agencies. These agencies provide the organizational...

Coast Guard rescues 17 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard rescues 17 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon rescued 17 Haitians Wednesday, who were left abandoned by smugglers on the uninhabited natural reserve of Monito Island, Puerto Rico. The rescue was part of ongoing multi-agency efforts of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG). Coast Guard...

Coast Guard repatriates 69 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 69 people to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent’s crews repatriated 69 people to Cuba, Wednesday, following interdictions off Florida’s coast. A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of a sailing vessel, Sunday, at approximately 2:10 p.m., about 5 miles southeast of John Pennekamp Park. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard transfers more than 370 people to The Bahamas

Coast Guard transfers more than 370 people to The Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Legare’s crew stop this unsafe and overloaded Haitian sail freighter approximately 60 miles south of Andros Island, Bahamas, Jan. 21, 2023. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Legare’s crew) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Legare’s crew transferred 375 Haitians and two Cubans to Bahamian authorities, Tuesday, following rescues in Bahamian waters. Coast Guard Cutter Legare’s...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Dominicans, 7 Haitians

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Dominicans, 7 Haitians
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 58 Dominicans and returned seven Haitians to a Dominican Republic patrol boat just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Monday, following the interdiction of an irregular migrant voyage vessel in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts of the Caribbean...

Coast Guard repatriates 68 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 68 people to Cuba
A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of this migrant vessel approximately 50 miles southwest of Key West, Florida, Jan. 22, 2023. The people were repatriated to Cuba on Jan. 22, 2023. MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered’s crews repatriated 68 people to Cuba, Sunday, following interdictions off Florida’s coast. Coast Guard Cutter Legare’s crew alerted Sector...

Coast Guard repatriates 83 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 83 people to Cuba
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence’s crew interdicted an illegal migration voyage near Big Pine Key, Florida, on Jan. 12, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Angela Mcshan’s crews repatriated 83 people to Cuba, Saturday, following interdictions off Florida’s coast. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of a migrant...

Coast Guard surges to enhance migration enforcement

Coast Guard surges to enhance migration enforcement
Coast Guard Cutter Manowar conducts routine operations with Coast Guard Cutter James in the Florida Straits, Jan. 17, 2023. (Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Brodie MacDonald) MIAMI – This week, the Coast Guard deployed additional cutters, boats and aircraft, including one of its newest and most capable ships, Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) with an embarked Commander Task Unit,...

Coast Guard repatriates 90 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 90 people to Cuba
U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada intercepted an illegal migrant voyage south of the Duck Key, Florida, Tuesday.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Angela Mcshan’s crews repatriated 90 people to Cuba, Friday, following interdictions off Florida’s coast. A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of a migrant vessel, Tuesday, at approximately...