US Coast Guard repatriates 21 migrants to Cuba


US Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans

MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 21 migrants on Monday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report from the Cuban Border Guard Friday of a rustic vessel operating near Mariel, Cuba. The watchstanders diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump, which arrived on scene and embarked 20 male migrants and one female migrant.

“The journey by rustic vessel undertaken by persons attempting to migrate illegally from Cuba to the United States is very dangerous, and this is as much a safety issue as it is a law enforcement issue,” said Capt. Jason Ryan, chief of the Coast Guard 7th District enforcement branch. “Migrants are…

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