Monday, February 15, 2016

Disney cruise liner rescues 12 suspected Cuban migrants at sea

One of the Disney cruise liners rescued 12 suspected Cuban migrants in the Caribbean Sea on Feb. 13, 2016, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Disney publicity photo of the Disney Wonder

The Disney Wonder was on its way from Miami to the Cayman Islands when it came upon a small vessel. The Coast Guard identified the migrants as Cubans afloat a "rustic" vessel, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District spokesman Jon-Paul Rios said, a term for any un-seaworthy craft.

The migrants were turned over to Grand Cayman authorities, Rios said.

According to CNN, U.S. officials have noted an uptick in Cuban migrants trying to get to the United States on land and by sea.

In 2013, the Disney Wonder rescued a group of eight migrants from a raft off Key West.
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