Friday, October 24, 2014

US Coast Guard repatriates 43 Cuban migrants

US Coast Guard repatriates 43 Cuban migrants
Published on October 24, 2014

MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.
repatriated 43 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday.

These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of
people attempting to migrate illegally to the United States.

On Saturday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton
interdicted 22 Cuban migrants from two separate interdictions in the
Florida Straits. The next day, the Sexton interdicted another 21 Cuban

"Along with our Department of Homeland Security and international
partners, the Coast Guard continues to robustly patrol the Florida
Straits and Caribbean sea to prevent migrants from taking the perilous
and illegal maritime journey to the United States," said Capt Mark
Gordon, Chief of Response Enforcement for Coast Guard 7th District in
Miami. "Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, we will seek to quickly
repatriate illegal migrants to their respective countries."

All of the migrants were safely removed from their makeshift vessels and
were transferred to the Charles David Jr. for repatriation.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter all migrants receive food, water,
shelter and basic medical attention.

Source: US Coast Guard repatriates 43 Cuban migrants | Caribbean News
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