Libyan Navy Rescues 102 Illegal Immigrants off Western Coast

October 2, 2019 (Xinhua) – The Libyan navy on Thursday said it rescued 102 illegal immigrants off the country’s western coast. The immigrants, of different African nationalities and include three women and one child, were rescued 49 miles off the coast of the capital Tripoli, the navy said in a statement later Thursday. The rescued immigrants have been provided with humanitarian and medical assistance and taken to a reception center, the statement said. The Libyan Navy on Wednesday said it has rescued more than 7,000 illegal immigrants this year so…

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US Coast Guard Repatriates 87 Illegal Immigrants

October 8, 2019 – The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) and Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 82 Dominican migrants and 5 Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of five illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage. Eight other Dominican migrants remain in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges of violating 8 USC 1326, for attempting to illegally reenter the United States, which carries a potential maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000. The interdictions were…

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USCGC Donald Horsley Repatriates Illegal Immigrants

June 29, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 44 Dominican migrants and transferred them to Dominican Naval authorities Friday morning in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages Tuesday and Wednesday in the Mona Passage. Six other migrants interdicted in both voyages are facing possible federal prosecution in Puerto Rico on charges of attempted illegal re-entry into the United States. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Border Interagency…

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Thetis Returns to Key West After Illegal Immigrant Patrol

December 19, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) returned Wednesday to Key West after a 90-day patrol in support of Operations Southeast Watch and Unified Resolve in the Caribbean Sea in support of alien migrant interdiction operations. The Thetis crew, along with other Coast Guard units, worked alongside the Puerto Rico Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) to interdict and repatriate 219 migrants from the Dominican Republic and Haiti attempting to illegally enter the United States. While off the coast of Haiti, the cutter crew rescued six Jamaicans who…

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Coast Guard Repatriates Eleven Illegal Immigrants to Cuba

November 29, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) crew repatriated 11 Cuban migrants Thursday to Cuba. A good Samaritan located a rustic vessel approximately 18 miles southeast of Islamorada, Monday. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement interdicted the migrants and transferred them to the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. (WPC-1107) crew arrived on scene and safely embarked 11 Cuban migrants who attempted to enter the United States illegally. “The Coast Guard bears the responsibility of enforcing immigration laws with our partners and securing…

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UNIFIL Flagship Liberal Rescued Syrians

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – The “Liberal” frigate, the current flagship of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (FTM), rescued 31 refugees from a drifting boat in the Coast of Lebanon. Among those rescued were women and children who had been without food and water for three days. The passengers, very weakened, reported that they were Syrians, and that they were trying to arrive at Cyprus. The uncharged vessel was located about 41 nautical miles from the Lebanese capital Beirut. The “Liberal” frigate, which…

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USNS Trenton Offloads Illegal Immigrants

USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) conducted a passenger transfer of 41 people with ships from the Italian Coast Guard off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, Italy, June 17. Trenton had encountered a vessel carrying 41 illegal immigrants in distress while operating in the Mediterranean Sea, June 12. During the operation, the Trenton crew initially observed approximately 12 bodies in the water that appeared to be unresponsive. The crew prioritized in recovering those who needed immediate help. Rigid-hull inflatable boats and a fast rescue boat conducted a follow-on search for…

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Capture of illegal aliens and their immediate accomplices in Patras

Google Translation May 13, 2018 – Arrest of illegal aliens and their direct accomplices in Patras – Arrests of illegal aliens in Igoumenitsa – Detection of dead seals in Volos In the afternoon hours, the executives of the Central Port Authority of Patras took the arrest of two (02) foreigners and a 19-year-old foreign ally. Specifically, a check carried out by officers of the Department of Aliens of the Patras Security Division at the southern port passenger terminal at the time of a ship leaving abroad destined for two (02)…

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Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation

February 12, 2017 – The U.S. Coast Guard completed a transfer of 14 illegal migrants and a suspected smuggler Friday to Homeland Security Investigation officials in Miami for further investigation and possible prosecution. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane crew located a suspicious vessel Tuesday near the Bahamas. A CBP boat crew intercepted the vessel approximately 12 miles southeast of Government Cut in Miami. The vessel would not stop, and the CBP boat crew employed warning shots and disabling fire. The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark crew arrived on scene and…

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