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Haiti - Social : 35 boat people repatriated yesterday in Cap-Haitien
21/05/2011 12:27:57

Haiti - Social : 35 boat people repatriated yesterday in Cap-Haitien
The crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (USCGC MOHAWK WMEC 913) have repatriated yesterday Friday, in Cap-Haitien, 35 Haitian boat-people.

Thursday, during a routine patrol, crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (USCGC VIGILANT WMEC-617) spotted a Bahamian-flagged 28-foot vessel without navigation lights northwest of Port de Paix. Once on scene, they discovered 35 Haitian and two Indian migrants aboard. The migrants were safely transferred from the 28-foot vessel to the Vigilant. Once aboard, the migrants have received food, water, basic medical care.

The 35 Haitian migrants were subsequently transferred to the Mohawk for repatriation.

The vessel and two Indian migrants were turned over to Royal Bahamas Defence Force officials in Great Inagua, Bahamas, Friday morning for further investigation.

"The Coast Guard and its partners maintain a robust patrol presence throughout the Caribbean Sea to deter illicit maritime activity," said Capt. Peter Brown, chief of response operations for the Seventh Coast Guard District. "Our primary concern is for the safety of these migrants, who are putting their lives at extreme risk in grossly overloaded vessels."

See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-822-haiti-social-323-boat-people-rapatries.html (in french)
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-213-haiti-social-85-boat-people-interceptes-a-3-miles-au-sud-de-french-cay.html (in french)
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-656-haiti-usa-97-boat-people-rappatries-au-cap-haitien.html (in french)
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-40-haiti-seisme-105-boat-people-interceptes.html (in french)

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