Coast Guard urges boaters to not take to the seas, transit to Cuban waters

Coast Guard urges boaters to not take to the seas, transit to Cuban waters
MIAMI — The Coast Guard urges South Florida recreational boaters considering transiting toward Cuban territorial waters to “not take to the sea.” It is illegal for boaters to depart from the U.S. with the intent of transiting to Cuba for any purpose without a permit, and the waters are in the Florida Straits are unpredictable and dangerous. Vessels and persons illegally entering Cuban...

Coast Guard: illegal maritime migration is dangerous and deadly

Coast Guard: illegal maritime migration is dangerous and deadly
Miami – The Coast Guard is warning about the dangers of illegal maritime migration after four people died off the South Florida coast Thursday. On February 6, 2014, four people died in a suspected smuggling venture when their 24-foot boat capsized 75 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Fla. Seven people were rescued; three of which were Haitian nationals, three were Indian nationals and one...