Coast Guard Intercepts 93 Cubans

MIAMI РThe crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak repatriated 93 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Caba̱as, Cuba, Tuesday.

The migrants were interdicted Friday and Saturday during seven separate cases.

Saturday, an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Miami located a rustic vessel with three people aboard, 48 miles south of Marquesas, Fla. The migrants were interdicted and transferred to the cutter Decisive.

The crew of the cutter Key Biscayne interdicted 13 migrants from a rustic vessel Saturday, 71 miles south of Key West.

A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., located a rustic vessel 55 miles southeast of Key West Saturday. The Cutter Shamal located the vessel and safely embarked 23 migrants.

With the help of an Air Station Miami HU-25 Falcon jet crew, the cutter Drummond interdicted a go-fast vessel 76 miles southwest of the Dry Tortugas, Fla. The Drummond crew transferred 20 migrants and two suspected smugglers aboard. The suspected smugglers were transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Key West.

Eighteen migrants were located aboard a rustic vessel 40 miles southwest of Dry Tortugas, Friday, by an HU-25 Falcon jet crew from Miami. Once located, the crew of the cutter Marlin interdicted and safely transferred the migrants aboard their vessel.

The crew of the cutter Decisive located and interdicted eight migrants aboard a rustic vessel Friday, 35 miles southwest of Key West.

The crew of the cutter Key Biscayne located and interdicted eight migrants aboard a rustic vessel Friday, 70 miles southwest of Key West.

In addition to conducting seven interdiction’s over the course of two days, Coast Guard crews from Air Station Miami, Station Key West and the cutter Decisive disrupted a suspected smuggling operation. The two men aboard the go-fast were transferred to CBP officials in Key West.

Once aboard Coast Guard cutters, all migrants receive food, water and any necessary medical attention.

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