More Cuban migrants seek shelter on Cayman Brac

| 18/11/2013

(CNS): Another group of Cuban migrants was spotted by the authorities in Cayman Brac waters on Sunday afternoon, officials said. An RCIPS spokesperson said that at about 6pm yesterday (17 November) the vessel carrying 26 Cubans arrived at the KIDCO dock on the south side of the island and the group appeared in good health. They reportedly did not request assistance but police and immigration officials went to the location, where the migrants said that they were seeking shelter from poor weather but they planned to continue their journey to Honduras. This is the third vessel to arrive on the Brac so far this month.

Last Monday evening a migrant was air lifted to George Town for medical assistance after he arrived on a boat carrying 28 people and on 2 November several migrants were treated for seasickness after their boat carrying 32 people pulled into Brac waters. On the same day a fourth vessel was also spotted off the coast of Grand Cayman with 15 people aboard but they did not seek assistance.

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