Coast Guard sends back 46 Cubans found at sea

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Coast Guard repatriated 46 Cubans The agency said on Wednesday that they were found during several clashes with authorities at sea off Florida.

The Coast Guard said at least three stops were made due to a Good Samaritan warning. All this happened on Monday off the coast of Florida.

Another was initiated by the Key West Coast Guard sector near the Marquesas Islands, a group of islands near Key West, Florida.

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Images released by the Coast Guard show migrants on makeshift boats in the middle of the ocean. On Wednesday, the crew of the Coast Guard boat Isaac Mayo returned Cuban citizens home.

“Navigating the seas in non-seaworthy vessels is extremely dangerous and can result in loss of life,” the Coast Guard said. Travis Poulos of 7th Coast Guard District.

From Oct. On January 1, 2021, Coast Guard brigades detained 3,016 Cubans, a sharp increase from the entire fiscal year 2021, when the agency encountered 838 Cuban migrants.

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In fiscal 2020, the number of Cubans encountered was 49, according to the agency.