Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter Resolute cutter boat prepares to rescue eight Cuban migrants stranded at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on Monito Island, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Coast Guard cutters and rescue helicopters rescued eight Cuban migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon following a two-day rescue effort in the Mona...

Coast Guard rescues 33 migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 33 migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Coast Guard crewmembers rescued thirty-three migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Thursday. In the early morning hours, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was on a routine patrol in the Mona Passage and indentified the migrants on the desolate, uninhabited island.  Quick to respond, the Coast Guard Command Center alerted the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG),...

Coast Guard rescues 12 Cubans stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard helicopter crews from Air Station Borinquen hoisted to safety 12 Cuban migrants Friday, who were stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico since Thursday.