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Coast Guard picks up 66 Cuban migrants off Keys

Posted on Friday, 09.13.13

Coast Guard picks up 66 Cuban migrants off Keys
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI — Dozens of Cuban migrants have been returned to their Caribbean
island after being picked up in the waters off the Lower and Middle
Florida Keys.

The Coast Guard says the 66 migrants were repatriated to Bahia de
Cabanas, Cuba, on Friday.

The migrants were taken aboard a Coast Guard cutter after four separate
interdictions on Monday.

Thirteen migrants were found on an unseaworthy vessel south of Key West.
Five others were found aboard a wooden rowboat south of Big Pine Key.
Twenty-five more were picked up from a raft south of the Marquesas Keys.
Another unseaworthy vessel was found south of Marathon with 23 migrants
on board.

Capt. Mark Fedor says the migrants were “without a doubt rescued from
the perils of the sea.”

Source: “MIAMI: Coast Guard picks up 66 Cuban migrants off Keys –
Florida Wires – MiamiHerald.com” –
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/13/3624805/coast-guard-picks-up-66-cuban.html

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