Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Even an Inside Cabin Would Be Better Than This

Many of us have been aboard a cruise ship when they have stopped to pick up migrants whose boat is disabled at sea, because it happens so often. If we haven't seen it first-hand, we've certainly read about it somewhere, but it usually only gets a couple of sentences, usually saying that the Coast Guard returned several dozen to their home island.

Few of us really get a good look at the dangerous conditions these people accept for the chance to get to a new life. They are literally risking their lives.

Today, the Coast Guard put out a routine press release saying the Cutter Thetis repatriated 84 Haitian migrants who were picked up Sunday on a 42-foot boat that was disabled 30 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos Island.

The Coast Guard said they interdicted the boat “for safety at life at sea concerns.”

The complete story appeared in the October 30 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Photos courtesy of the US Coast Guard.