Cuban migrants’ boat capsizes off Cayman Brac coast

| 25/11/2013

(CNS): A vessel carrying 28 Cuban migrants capsized this morning when they were in Cayman Brac waters. Immigration officials said that they have now taken custody of the new group of Cubans who were aboard the 25-foot boat when it overturned at about 7am Monday off the coast of the Sister Islands, rendering it inoperable. Its passengers then came ashore. Department of Immigration representatives have travelled to Cayman Brac to escort the migrants to Grand Cayman for processing. Officials did not say whether or not anyone was hurt or if there were women or children in the group.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We are tourists in-country and came upon the refugees as we were headed to explore the Great Cave. Since I can speak Spanish, I was able to find out that they were on their way to Honduras. I've since found out this is a common sea path there. They seemed friendly enough and were asking for santuary in a church. However, my wife became nervous as they seemd "on edge" we quickly realized the authories needed to be alerted. It was sad to hear that they had burglarized a nearby home.