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Coast Guard repatriates 21 Cuban migrants
Mar 21st, 2014

MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge
repatriated 21 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday.

These repatriations are a result of two separate law enforcement cases.

On Monday, the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne interdicted 14 Cuban
migrants from a rustic vessel south of Marathon, Fla. The migrants were
later safely transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator.

On Tuesday, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Islamorada, Fla.,
interdicted a rustic vessel in the Florida Straits with seven Cuban
migrants attempting to illegally enter the United States. The migrants
were later safely transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator.

All 21 migrants aboard the cutter Alligator were later transferred to
the cutter Etheridge for repatriation.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter all migrants receive , water,
shelter, and basic medical attention.

The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etherdige is a 154-foot fast response
cutter, homeported in Miami.

The Coast Guard Cutter Alligator is an 87-foot cutter homported in St.
Petersburg, Fla.

Source: Coast Guard repatriates 21 Cuban migrants | Coast Guard News –
http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-repatriates-21-cuban-migrants/2014/03/21/

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