83 migrants repatriated to Haiti after being stopped near east of Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless’ crew repatriated 83 Haitians to Cap-Haitien, Thursday, following an interdiction 22 miles east of Cuba.
The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew notified Coast Guard Seventh District watch standers, Monday, at approximately 9 p.m., of a grossly overloaded sailing vessel with men, women and children aboard.
Boat crews from the Spencer and Dauntless transferred the people from the sailing vessel to the Dauntless.
“Illegally migrating to the U.S. in an overloaded, unsound vessel is exceedingly dangerous and puts you and your loved one’s lives at risk,” said Lt. Matthew Miller, Coast Guard District Seven. “The Coast Guard’s highest priority is preventing the tragic loss of life at sea.”
No injuries were reported. Since Oct, 1, 2021, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 7,173 Haitian migrants.