WATCH: Port Canaveral-Homeported U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence Crew Rescues 67 Haitians From Overloaded Vessel

By  //  June 17, 2022

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Coast Guard crews have interdicted 5,902 Haitians since oct. 1

ABOVE VIDEO: Port Canaveral homeported U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence’s crew repatriated 67 Haitians to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on Wednesday after being stopped approximately 16 miles southeast of Great Inagua, Bahamas. Confidence’s crew arrived on the scene and reported the vessel was grossly overloaded, with torn sails and people waving for help. There were 67 men and women onboard including minors.

(U.S. COAST GUARD) – Port Canaveral homeported U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence’s crew repatriated 67 Haitians to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on Wednesday after being stopped approximately 16 miles southeast of Great Inagua, Bahamas.

Confidence’s crew arrived on the scene and reported the vessel was grossly overloaded, with torn sails and people waving for help. There were 67 men and women onboard including minors.

“The Coast Guard and our partners will continue to vigilantly patrol, detect, intercept and deter unsafe voyages,” said Lt. Connor Ives, Coast Guard District Seven.

Since Oct. 1, 2021, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 5,902 Haitian migrants compared to:

■ 1,527 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2021

■ 418 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

■ 932 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019

■ 609 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018

■ 419 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter, and basic medical attention.

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