Saturday, April 1, 2023

Rafters find boat adrift after Cuban fishermen catch fire in Florida

Two Cuban fishermen off South Florida found a rustic boat with rafters on fire this Saturday about 30 miles off Key Biscayne.

Fishermen show the boat, which is still afloat despite visible damage caused by a fire in its internal engine, according to a post on the Facebook group “Cuban Immigrants on the Journey.”

There was no trace of its crew, they claimed. Due to the characteristics of the boat, it is believed that it may have been related to Cuban rafters.

The publication stated, “We hope everyone has been rescued and is well. God bless all our Cuban brothers.”

Group of Cuban expatriates on tour. Facebook

There is currently no search alert active for the boat found missing by Cuban fishermen off Florida. At the time of publishing this note, the Facebook post was made for one hour.

the discovery of this boat takes place in a Sensitive moment for the Cuban peopleWhich officials confirmed on Friday Five people died and 12 are said to be missing. After another migrant boat capsized, which caught fire while leaving the coast of Cardenas, Matanzas.

Some internet users said in the Facebook group “Cuban Immigrants on the Journey” that the boat found this Saturday was certain to be the same one involved in the Cárdenas shipwreck, but images posted by relatives of survivors indicated that it was made of metal tanks. welded to its interior.

Cardenas Boat. Facebook Sonia Ray

departure of groups Roof occurs despite the fact that the US authorities have strengthened border controls to block entrance by sea undocumented through the Straits of Florida, and warned that the detained passengers would be quickly repatriated, without the right to benefit from the immigration program. parole Authorized humanitarian service for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans.

United States Coast Guard (USCG) repatriated in the week From January 20 to January 27, 420 Cuban rafters and transferred 424 immigrants to the Bahamas, in a reference to the island’s migration crisis.

Last week’s figures are added to the 1,400 people who were repatriated to Cuba between January 1 and January 22.

From last October 1, when the current fiscal year began, to January 24, 5,321 Cuban migrants were apprehended at sea attempting to reach the United States.

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