Coast Guard repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Cuba on Friday – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 39 Cubans to Cuba after they were recovered from the waters off the Florida Keys at various locations.

Last Sunday morning, a group was found in a “rustic” ship about 10 miles off Stock Island.

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On Monday, several Cuban migrants were taken from a “rustic” ship about eight miles off Key West. Later that morning, they found other migrants in two “rustic” ships about 10 miles from Key West.

On Monday afternoon, another vessel carrying migrants was spotted about 45 miles from Big Pine Key.

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Once aboard a coast guard, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical care.

“The Coast Guard maintains a strong presence in the Straits of Florida, Windward Passage and Mona Passage with surface and aerial assets,” said Lt. Paul Puddington, District Law Enforcement Officer. Coast Guard Seven. “We will continue to give high priority to offshore patrols to prevent illegal migration, save lives by removing migrants from dangerous environments and deterring dangerous illegal activities.” “

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Since October 1, 2021, Coast Guard crews have banned 462 Cubans.

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