Coast Guard Repatriates 152 Cuban Migrants

MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark repatriated 48 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, today bringing the number of Cuban migrants repatriated during the last seven days to 152.

Crews from successfully interdicted 27 migrants from a go-fast vessel Sunday 100 miles southwest of Key West, Fla.

Seven migrants were interdicted by crews on Tuesday from a rustic vessel 40 miles south of Dry Tortugas, Fla.

Coast Guard crews interdicted 14 migrants from a rustic vessel Tuesday 15 miles east of Key West.

“The Coast Guard continues to interdict migrants who attempt to enter the Unites States illegally,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chris O’Neil. “There is a safe and legal means by which to enter the United States.”

Once onboard Coast Guard cutters, all migrants receive food, water and any nessecary medical attention.

The Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark is a 87-foot patrol boat home-ported in Newport, R.I.

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