Coast Guard Rescues and Repatriates 193 Haitian Migrants

MIAMI – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless repatriated 193 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haiten, Haiti, Monday. The Haitian migrants were located aboard two over-crowded sailboats Friday while the 210-foot cutter patrolled the waters off Haiti enforcing alien migrant interdiction operations.

Crewmembers aboard the Dauntless located a sail-freighter approximately 20 miles south of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Friday. The crew launched two small boats and distributed life jackets before safely embarking 104 migrants.

Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant located a sail-freighter 34 miles northeast of Isla de Tortue, Haiti, Friday night and with the suppport of the Dauntless crew, two small boat crews were launched to distribute life jackets and safely embark 89 Haitian migrants.

Coast Guard crews repatriated 247 Haitian migrants April 15 after two over-crowded sail boats were located about 20 miles off of Great Inagua.

Once aboard the Coast Guard cutter, all migrants are provided food, water, shelter and any necessary medical attention.

In accordance with United States policy, all migrants interdicted at sea will be immediately repatriated.

The Dauntless is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Galveston, Texas.

The Vigilant is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Port Canaveral, Fla.

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