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News : Local Last Updated: May 29, 2018 - 4:17:00 PM


Defence Force Marines apprehend Haitian Migrants
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
May 29, 2018 - 4:07:20 PM

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Haitian migrants waiting at the Defence Force Base to be taken to the Detention Center to be processed by Immigration officials. They were apprehended near the Exuma Cays on May 28, 2018. (RBDF Photo by Able Seaman James Carey)

Coral Harbour Base, 28 May. ‘18 (RBDF) - Acting on information received earlier today, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Patrol Craft P-44, coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Theodore Thompson intercepted a Haitian sailing sloop near the Exuma Chain Monday evening.

The 40–ft Haitian sailing vessel was apprehended 6 nautical miles west of Beacon Cay near the top of the Exuma chain of Islands shortly after 6 p.m. Approximately 80 Haitian migrants were aboard the unseaworthy vessel.

Patrol craft P-129 coxswained by Petty Officer Brian Anderson assisted with transporting the migrants, who were brought into the capital. They were turned over to Immigration officials for further processing. 

(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) 

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One of the Haitian migrant is being searched by a Defence Force Marine after they were apprehended near the Exuma Cays on May 28, 2018. (RBDF Photo by Able Seaman James Carey)


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Haitian migrants waiting at the Defence Force Base to be taken to the Detention Center to be processed by Immigration officials. They were apprehended near the Exuma Cays on May 28, 2018. (RBDF Photo by Able Seaman James Carey)


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