USCGC Raymond Evans Repatriates Cuban Migrants

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday.

This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea. In all instances, Cubans were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.”

Coast Guard assets involved in these interdictions were the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans, the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca and the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin.

Since Oct. 1, 2014, the Coast Guard 7th District estimates that 3,046 Cubans have attempted to illegally migrate via the sea. These numbers represent the total amount of at-sea interdictions, landings and disruptions in the Florida Straits, the Caribbean and Atlantic.

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