Coast Guard intercepts Haitian migrants, takes them to Haiti

More Haitian migrants were being halted at sea in the fiscal year that finished Thursday than the earlier two several years merged, the U.S. Coastline Guard explained.

The 199 migrants returned to Haitian law enforcement in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Saturday put the overall for the fiscal year that ran from Oct. 1, 2020, as a result of Sept. 30 at 1,527.

Immediately after Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry spotted them, the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber stopped the 199 migrants on what the USCG described as an “grossly overloaded” 50-foot freighter all-around 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon southeast of Pointe de la Plateforme.

No accidents or significant medical worries ended up seen.

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