838 Cuban migrants banned during fiscal year 2021
(US COAST GUARD) – The crew of Coast Guard Raymond Evan repatriated 30 people to Cuba on Tuesday, following four bans for safety of life at sea.
A customs and border protection aviation and maritime operations flight crew reported to the Key West sector watchmen at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday a vessel about 40 miles south of Key West.
A CBP AMO flight crew reported to Key West sector watchmen around noon Thursday a vessel about 35 miles south of Key West.
A flight crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry reported to Key West sector watchmen at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday a vessel about 45 miles south of Key West.
âCoast Guard crews and our partners patrol the Strait of Florida and Windward and Mona Passages, maintaining a presence with air and sea assets every day,â said Captain Shawn Koch, Air Station Commander. the Coast Guard.
âBy working together, our crews are helping prevent people from losing their lives in these dangerous attempts. “
Since October 1, 2021, Coast Guard crews have banned 410 Cubans against:
â 5,396 Cuban migrants during the 2016 financial year
â 1,468 Cuban migrants during the 2017 financial year
â 259 Cuban migrants during the 2018 financial year
â 313 Cuban migrants during the 2019 financial year
â 49 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2020
â 838 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2021
Once aboard a coast guard, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical care.
Throughout the ban, Coast Guard crew members were fitted with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.
Family members in the United States are inquiring about possible family members banned at sea, please contact your local representative in the United States. For relatives residing outside the United States, please contact your local United States Embassy.
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