Coast Guard repatriates 239 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 239 Haitian migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Decisive and Escanaba repatriated 239 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Thursday. This repatriation was a result of two separate migrant interdictions. On Tuesday, Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders were notified that a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter detected a 40-foot sail freighter with multiple people aboard in the vicinity...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants, detains 3 Dominican smugglers near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants, detains 3 Dominican smugglers near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 86 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti Monday, following an at-sea interdiction early Thursday, approximately four nautical miles off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico will be filing migrant smuggling charges against three suspected Dominican smugglers interdicted in the...

Coast Guard repatriates 38 Haitians to Cap Haitien, Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 38 Haitians to Cap Haitien, Haiti
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant repatriated 38 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti Thursday, following an at-sea interdiction Saturday, in the proximity of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. A patrolling HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami detected a 25-foot rustic vessel with 41 migrants aboard. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders...

Coast Guard repatriates 69 migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 69 migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutters William Flores and Sitkinak repatriated a total of 69 migrants this week. Crewmembers aboard the William Flores repatriated 43 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. Crewmembers aboard the Sitkinak repatriated 26 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday. These repatriations are a result of five separate interdiction cases throughout...

Coast Guard, CBP rescue, repatriate 75 Haitian migrants after failed smuggling attempt in Mona Passage

MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward safely repatriated 75 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday, after four suspected Dominican smugglers failed to smuggle them from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico in two separate cases last week. In the first case, a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter crew detected a vessel with 62 Haitian migrants and two suspected Dominican...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriates 10 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriates 10 Haitian migrants
MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 10 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Miami received notification of a disabled vessel with 15 people aboard, east of Boynton, Fla., Jan. 17. Sector Miami diverted Coast Guard Cutter Gannet who located the vessel and subsequently boarded the 28-foot vessel. After further investigation, Gannet’s...

Coast Guard repatriates 14 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 14 Haitian migrants
MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear repatriated 14 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Miami received notification of a suspected migrant vessel from the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin, east of Lake Worth Inlet, Fla., Jan. 7. After further investigation, the Bluefin embarked 14 Haitian migrants who were later transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak....

Coast Guard repatriates 164 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 164 Haitian migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear repatriated 164 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, this week. Watchstanders at the Seventh Coast Guard District command center received notification of a grossly overloaded 40-foot sail freighter southwest of Long Island, Bahamas, Jan. 4, 2013. Once the Bear arrived on scene, the crew safely embarked the migrants...

Coast Guard repatriates 219 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 219 Haitian migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 219 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, this week. Watchstanders at the 7th Coast Guard District command center received notification of a sail freighter northwest of Great Inagua, Bahamas, with 131 Haitian migrants aboard Sunday. The Confidence arrived on scene, safely embarked the migrants and repatriated them Wednesday. In...