Saturday, January 28, 2023

Cruise ships help Cuban rafters in the deep sea in the first days of the year

Two precarious boats laden with Cuban rafters were rescued by two cruise ships in the first two days of the year 2023.

The first group got help from a MSC Cruises, According to a Facebook post by Johnny Collado, a tourist on board, the boat ran aground and stopped in the middle of the ocean to give them water and food.

Impressed, the netizen said that it was “a great gesture from the captain of the ship, something very difficult and exciting, it is something that brings you tears of joy and sadness. A very unforgettable moment. I hope that they have reached their goal.” , was posted.

Posted by Johnny Collado. Facebook

Another video indicates the boat was already entering South Florida, while in the comments, relatives of some of the rafters confirm they left Corralillo, Villa Clara, and do not know if they reached land. or they were stopped Coast Guard,

This Monday, January 2, another Cuban boat was found by a Carnival Cruise that took them on board. The incident happened at 11:25 am and the author of the publication assured that the immigrants were fine.

Posted by Raul Gonzalez. Facebook

A Cuban man recording the rescue says, “Hey, welcome, they’re safe now.” According to comments in the publication, this boat will also leave Sagua La Grande in Villa Clara.

On 31 December, the Coast Guard reported that from 1 October, the date on which the fiscal year 2023 (FY2023) began in the United States, it had detained the total 4,079 cuban rafters as they attempt to make landfall in South Florida.

These figures confirm the unprecedented migrant crisis Cuban society is experiencing and indicate that the record for the previous fiscal year (FY2022) was surpassed by many, which ended with a total registration of 6,182 Cuban migrants. happened, a figure which in itself already represents a historical record.

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