Coast Guard repatriates more than 60 Cuban migrants after several missions in the Keys


MIAMI— The Coast Guard repatriated 64 Cuban migrants caught trying to enter through the Keys.

Here’s what Coast Guard officials said about their operation:

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriated 64 Cubans to Cuba on Sunday following interdictions off the Florida Keys.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent alerted Coast Guard Sector Key West to a rustic vessel around 9 p.m. Thursday about 25 miles south of Key West.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent alerted Coast Guard Sector Key West to a rustic vessel around 11:30 p.m. Thursday about 30 miles south of Key West.

A Good Samaritan notified the Coast Guard in the Key West area of ​​a migrant vessel, around 8:15 a.m. Friday, about 14 miles south of Boot Key.

A good Samaritan informed watchmen in the Key West sector of a migrant ship Friday at around 5:30 p.m. about 40 miles south of Key West.

“Migrating illegally in makeshift boats, especially without life jackets or safety gear, is incredibly dangerous,” said Coast Guard District Seven Lt. Paul Puddington. “Please, for your own safety, do not go to sea.”

Since October 1, 2021, Coast Guard crews have intercepted 3,067 Cubans against:

5,396 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2016

1,468 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2017

259 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2018

313 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2019

49 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2020

838 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2021




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