BAHAMAS: Haitian Migrants Apprehended Monday, May 28, Near Exuma Cays

#Bahamas, May 28, 2018 – Nassau – Acting on information received earlier today, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Patrol Craft P-44, coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Theodore Thompson intercepted a Haitian sailing sloop near the Exuma Chain Monday evening.

The 40–ft Haitian sailing vessel was apprehended 6 nautical miles west of Beacon Cay near the top of the Exuma chain of Islands shortly after 6 p.m. Approximately 80 Haitian migrants were aboard the unseaworthy vessel.

Patrol craft P-129 coxswained by Petty Officer Brian Anderson assisted with transporting the migrants, who were brought into the capital. They were turned over to Immigration officials for further processing.

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