Coast Guard repatriates 6 Cubans to Bahia de Cabanas

Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket WPB-1316

Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket file photo

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish repatriated six Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket interdicted a go-fast vessel with two suspected smugglers and six Cuban migrants aboard approximately 45 miles south of Key West, Fla., Saturday.

The two suspected smugglers were transferred to Customs and Border Protection officials in Key West, Monday.

Once aboard Coast Guard Cutters, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical care.

For information on how to legally immigrate to the United States, call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283 or visit the USCIS website at

The Nantucket is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West.

The Sawfish is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West.

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