U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Haitian Migrants At Sea

CBP discovers 176 Haitians floating in overloaded wooden sailing boat.

A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations flight crew spotted the wooden sailing vessel last week floating 25 miles from Anguilla Cay, Bahamas. 176 Haitians were aboard, far beyond capacity for such a boat, and were intercepted by the Coast Guard shortly after. Three months into the fiscal year 557 Haitians have already been rescued by Coast Guard crews, a sharp increase in migrants from that nation.

“It is extremely dangerous to navigate the Florida Straits in an unseaworthy vessel, especially off the Florida Keys where the water is extra treacherous with shoals and reefs,” said Chief Warrant Officer James Kinney. “Thanks to the quick coordination among so many different agencies, no lives were lost during this interdiction.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Coast Guard crews and personnel as they patrol the water to ensure human safety.
  • For U.S. Customs and Border Protection as they intercept and process increasing numbers of migrants.
  • For the people of Haiti as they endure intense political instability.

Sources: ABC news, Military.com


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