176 Haitian migrants were intercepted by the US Coast Guard in Florida 

The US Coast Guard intercepted and rescued 176 Haitians aboard an overloaded and in poor condition sailboat on Monday off the coast of Florida. Ten of them were hospitalized with symptoms of dehydration, authorities said in a press release. 

Following a spotting of a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations flight crew 25 miles (approximately 40 kilometers) northeast of Anguilla Cay, Bahamas. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of 176 Haitians aboard an inadequate sailboat without any basic lifesaving equipment or navigation lights, authorities said in a statement.  

"It is extremely dangerous to navigate the Florida Straits on a vessel in poor condition, especially off the Florida Keys where the water is extremely dangerous with shoals and reefs," the Area Command Officer Key West James Kinney. 

With wind speeds of 32.187 km/h and seas of 4 to 6 feet, by the time the crew of the Paul Clack arrived and an unsuitable sailboat the Coast Guard provided personal flotation devices to prevent loss of life. However, ten of the Haitian passengers were hospitalized at a local hospital with symptoms of dehydration, officials said.  


Once intercepted and no lives were lost in the operation, a crew from the Coast Guard stop Islamorada and federal law enforcement officers coordinated with their law enforcement partners state and local law to imprison countrymen.  

However, the authorities have reported for the past five years that they have rescued a total of 557 Haitian migrants since the beginning of October 2021 against 1,527 compared to last year. 418 in 2020, 932 in 2019. coast guard rescued 609 Haitian migrants for the year 2018 and 2017 they rescued at least 419 Haitians.  



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