Posted on December 29, 2020

Coast Guard Repatriates 110 Migrants to Haiti

U.S. Coast Guard, December 27, 2020

The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crew repatriated 110 Haitian migrants Tuesday after stopping a voyage approximately 50 miles north of Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

A forward-deployed Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew spotted a 40-foot vessel Friday overloaded with people. Resolute’s crew diverted and brought the people aboard out of abundance of caution for safety of life at sea.


“Members of the U.S. Embassy Port au Prince continue to issue anti-migration messaging and to work with host nation government to develop and publish deterrence messaging on illicit maritime migration,” said Lt. Edwin Valentin, Coast Guard liaison officer, Haiti. {snip}

The Coast Guard has interdicted approximately 150 Haitian migrants in fiscal year 2021, which began Oct. 1, 2020, compared to 418 Haitian migrants in fiscal year 2020. These numbers represent the total number of at-sea interdictions, landings and disruptions in the Florida Straits, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.