The United States Coast Guard, supported by a Customs and Border Protection aircrew and a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat, rescued sixty illegal migrants aboard a sinking vessel on Tuesday.
The rescue occurred on water off the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic.
According to the Coast Guard, the makeshift migrants’ vessel was ‘grossly overloaded’ and taking in water.
Since October 1, 2023, through October 31, 2023, the Coast Guard has carried out nine unlawful irregular migration voyage interdictions in the Mona Passage and waters near Puerto Rico.
Interdicted during the period were 206 non-U.S. citizens.
They included 201 Dominicans and five Haitians.