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USCG repatriates 82 people to Cuba

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.‘s crew repatriated 82 Cubans to Cuba, Wednesday, following interdictions off Florida’s coast.

A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of a migrant vessel, Dec. 19, at approximately 1 p.m., about 20 miles north of Holguin, Cuba.

No description available.

A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of a migrant vessel, Friday, at approximately 12:30 a.m., about 35 miles north of Marquesas.

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of a fishing vessel, Friday, at approximately 3 a.m., about 6 miles south of Marathon.

No description available.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew notified Sector Miami watchstanders of a migrant vessel, Friday, at approximately 8 a.m., about 25 miles east of Sands Key.

A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of a migrant vessel, Friday, at approximately 6 p.m., about 17 miles north of Elbow Cay, Bahamas.

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of a migrant chug, Friday, at approximately 6:30 p.m., about 9 miles south of Long Key.

“Taking to the sea on overloaded, rustic vessels is dangerous and may cost you your life,” said Lt. Travis Poulos, Coast Guard District Seven. “Use a safe and legal avenue to come to the United States.”

Coast Guard repatriates 82 people to Cuba 

Since Oct. 1, 2022, Coast Guard crews interdicted 3,884 Cubans compared to: 

  • 6,182 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2022
  • 838 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2021
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016

Coast Guard repatriates 82 people to Cuba

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

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