By Space Coast Daily // December 31, 2020
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crew repatriated 110 Haitian migrants this week 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 overloaded with people.
Resolute’s crew diverted and brought the people aboard out of an abundance of caution for the safety of life at sea.
“I could not be prouder of the crew for safely interdicting and deterring migrant ventures through coordinated efforts to enforce U.S and partner nation treaties and laws,” Cmdr. Justin Vanden Heuvel, commander, Coast Guard Cutter Resolute.
“Resolute’s crew was exceptional in ensuring the safety of life at sea, as well as providing around-the-clock care for 110 guests and creating an atmosphere of compassion and dignity prior to repatriation.”