The US Coast Guard repatriated 22 Cubans to Cuba on Saturday, following three bans off Dania Beach and Key West.
During a routine patrol, the crew of Coast Guard Ibis informed the Coast Guard in the Miami Coast Guard Sector on Monday at around 9:05 a.m. of a metal vessel with eight people on board at about one. mile east of Dania Beach.
They were brought aboard the coast guard Isaac Mayo and reported to be in good health.
At 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircraft crew notified the Key West Coast Guard of a white foam vessel with five people on board about 55 miles above sea level. southwest of Marathon. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported to be in good health.
At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, a Good Samaritan informed the Key West sector watchmen of an artificial sailing raft with nine people on board about nine miles south of Big Pine Key. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported to be in good health.
“Navigating the Straits of Florida on ships in disrepair is extremely dangerous,” said Sean Connett, a duty officer with District 7 Command Center. “The Coast Guard and our partner agencies continue to stop these trips. You will be banned and if you expect to be repatriated to your home country.
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