More Cubans rescued at sea

| 21/04/2014

(CNS: Numbers at the Immigration detention centre in Fairbanks are increasing as officials picked up more Cuban refugees this weekend. Less than twenty-four hours after the authorities officially called off the search for two central American fishermen believed lost at sea, the joint marine unit responded to another vessel in distress on Good Friday. At about 4pm 18 April 911 received a call from a passing ship that reported coming across a Cuban vessel with six men aboard that was in distress. A police spokesperson said the boat was around 30 miles east of Grand Cayman and the migrants had requested assistance to get to shore.

The police patrol vessel the Defender was dispatched the location and the men were successfully rescued and brought back to Cayman. They are now in the hands of immigration.

There are currently several groups of Cubans located at the detention centre though at least two recently arrived refugees are believed to still be on the run following a number of rent escapes.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    More trouble for the government using security guards.