Monday, February 6, 2023

The Cuban drama: US Coast Guard returns 67 rafters

United States Coast Guard 67 Cuban rafters were brought back this Thursday When he tried to reach the coast of Florida, he was intercepted in various maritime campaigns.

The crew of the cutter Charles David Jr returned to the island detained migrants between Monday and Tuesday in five operations conducted by the Coast Guard in the Key West sector, explained an official statement from that unit.

On Monday, Coast Guard agents noted the presence of an immigrant boat about 20 miles north of Sal Bank, Bahamas; Another was caught about 50 miles south of Marathon, and a final reflex was found about 40 miles south of Boot Key.

Coast Guard still searching two missing persons in the area around the boot key.

on Tuesday, Another shipwreck about 35 miles south of Cayo Marquesas He led officers to rescue and capture rafters, and later that day another group was found about 20 miles south of Key West.

Although the USCG warns of the danger of jumping into the sea at this time, when winter weather is “unpredictable in the Florida Straits” and “could cause these rustic and unsafe vessels to capsize and cause loss of life”. ,” the Cubans continue as they begin the dramatic sea voyage to escape Cuba.

The sheer number of rafters off the Florida coast is evidence of the largest Cuban migrant exodus in recent years.

Since the beginning of the new financial year, on October 1, 2022, the total 3,724 rafters were stopped at seamore than half of the total for the entire previous financial year, when 6,182 reported,

A large number of Cubans are trying to reach the US territory through this route. remains unaccounted for And their relatives get upset and ask for any information.

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