Coast Guard intercepts, returns 260 more migrants to Haiti

The number of Haitian migrants stopped at sea by the U.S. Coastline Guard zoomed previous 1,000 for this fiscal yr after two interceptions of 260 migrants returned to Haiti Friday, the company introduced.

For the fiscal yr that began Oct. 1, 2020 and will conclude Thursday, the Coast Guard claims, crews have intercepted 1,119 Haitian migrants. That exceeds each of the past four fiscal many years, the large of which was 932 during the 2018-19 fiscal calendar year. The 2018-19 and 2019-20 fiscal several years mixed: 1,350.

Wednesday afternoon, a 55-foot sail freighter carrying 183 persons obtained about 36 miles off Cap Du Mole, Haiti when the Coastline Guard Cutter Resolute halted the boat’s progress. The previous Saturday, Sept. 18, about 20 miles south of Cuba, a 35-foot freighter with 77 people were stopped by the Coastline Guard Cutter Diligence.

The Coastline Guard, which says it presents all migrants food, water and essential clinical awareness, claimed none of the migrants experienced “injuries or important clinical concerns.”

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