UNITED STATE Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend Stowaways on Containership Off Miami
The UNITED STATE Coast Guard and also Customs and also Border Protection reacted to a record of 3 stowaways located concealing on an Antigua and also Barbuda- flagged containership roughly 3 miles offshore of Port of Miami on Wednesday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami got a record from the Diana J staff at roughly 6:34 a.m., mentioning they had situated 2 Guatemalan grown-up male stowaways and also one Honduran grown-up male stowaway throughout a pre-arrival stowaway search roughly 23 miles northwest of La Palma, Cuba on Tuesday.
Capt Megan Dean, leader of Coast Guard Sector Miami, provided a Captain of the Port Order mentioning the Diana J staff might get here no much less than 3 miles offshore of Port of Miami up until Coast Guard and also Customs and also Border Protection boarding groups boarded the vessel and also removed it for entrance.
The boarding groups located no added stowaways, retracted the Captain of the Port Order, and also CBP Office of Field Operations took the stowaways right into guardianship.
The rescue comes as Coast Guard solution participants and also CBP policemans remain to function without pay because of the partial federal government closure.