Coast Guard interdicts, repatriates 11 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket WPB-1316

Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket file photo

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 11 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday.

While on routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence located a rustic vessel 18 miles north of Camaguay, Cuba, Oct. 14. Once alongside the rustic vessel, the crew of the Confidence provided life jackets and safely embarked the 11 Cuban migrants.

The 11 Cuban migrants were later transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, and finally to the Nantucket for repatriation.

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Once aboard Coast Guard cutters, all migrants are provided with food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

The cutter Confidence is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Port Canaveral, Fla.
The cutter Forward is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va.
The cutter Nantucket is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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