Saturday, May 21, 2011

Coast Guard Repatriates Migrants

Coast Guard Repatriates Migrants
35 Haitians and 23 Cubans were repatriated
Friday, May 20, 2011 | Updated 2:34 PM EDT

The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 35 Haitians and 23 Cubans on Friday
after they were detained in separate incidents.

On Thursday a Coast Guard cutter spotted a Bahamian-flagged 28-foot
vessel without navigation lights northwest of Port de Paix, Haiti.
Authorities said they found the Haitians and two Indian migrants aboard
the vessel.

The vessel and two Indian migrants were turned over to officials in the

Fourteen of the Cuban migrants had been found on a rustic vessel north
of Mariel, Cuba, on Monday. Nine others were found on Saturday by the
cruise ship "Allure of the Seas" after their vessel was in danger of

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