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