The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered intercepts boat with Haitian migrants aboard earlier this year. The Coast Guard stopped another sailboat off Cuba on Saturday
The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered intercepts boat with Haitian migrants aboard earlier this year. The Coast Guard stopped another sailboat off Cuba on Saturday

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted 49 Haitian migrants Saturday about 21 miles northeast of Punta Maisi, Cuba.

The crew of a Coast Guard law enforcement team and the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Groningen stopped a 35-foot Haitian sail freighter with 49 migrants aboard, including three unaccompanied children, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard cutter Tampa was later sent to assist, taking aboard the migrants due to safety concerns with their vessel. Thirty-nine were males and 10 were females. Continue reading

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