Coast Guard repatriates 279 Haitian migrants

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane repatriated 279 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Thursday.

Coast Guard personnel received a report from the Royal Bahamian Defence Force of 177 Haitian migrants ashore on Pigeon Cay, Bahamas, Friday. RBDF smallboat crews brought aboard the Haitian migrants and transferred them to the HMBS Bahamas, an RBDF offshore patrol vessel. The Haitian migrants were later transferred to the cutter Harriet Lane.

An RBDF patrol vessel crew aboard the HMBS Yellow Elder interdicted 102 Haitian migrants near the Eleuthera Islands, Bahamas, Sunday. The Haitian migrants were later transferred to the HMBS Bahamas before being transferred to the cutter Harriet Lane.

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

The Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va.


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