US Coast Guard Intercepts Boat with 400 Haitian Migrants Off the Bahamas: Report
The U.S. Coast Guard has detained a 50-foot boat crammed with nearly 400 Haitian migrants near the Bahamas.
The migrant ship carrying 396 “unlawful entrants from the Republic of Haiti” was intercepted on Saturday near Cay Sal Bank, an island between Florida and Cuba, according to Bahamian immigration authorities.
In a video shared by the Coast Guard, a rescue group can be seen approaching the passengers, many of whom could barely keep themselves from falling off the overloaded sailing boat.
Nicole Groll, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard, told the Associated Press that the vessel was “grossly overloaded and very much unsafe.”…
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