Cubans travel on after passing by East End

| 07/11/2012

CubanBoatersNov12 (300x254)_0.jpg(CNS): A group of Cuban men and women on route to Swan Island located some 90 miles off the coast of Honduras passed by East End this morning but did not land or request any assistance. The fiberglass 28-30 foot vessel powered by two diesel engines which also had a mast with a canvas sail was considered sea worthy by local officials who allowed the vessel to carry on its journey. Immigration intercepted the boat which was carrying 25 migrants near the shore in Gun Bay, East End, at about 6:40am Wednesday 7 November.

Officials confirm there were 22 men and three women aboard who all expressed an intention to continue their journey to Swan Island.

Immigration Enforcement Officers at the scene were assisted by the Police Marine Unit and other RCIPS district officers and, in accordance with local policy, deemed the vessel seaworthy and confirmed the well-being of its passengers the Cubans were allowed to continue on their journey. Cayman officials monitored the migrants until they departed at about 12:10pm, on their own power and under Marine Unit escort.
 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How on earth can that tub be deemed to be 'seaworthy' with 22 people on board.

     

    • Castor says:

      The article tells us that there were 25 people on board, not 22. Allowing them to go on? I suppose "Christian Charitry" is involved. Shameful!

  2. Kayleigh Ebanks says:

    Safe journeys.