October 10, 2008
U.S. Coast Guard
MIAMI - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive repatriated 52 Haitian migrants and five Indian nationals to Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
Decisive crewmembers located an overloaded 30-foot sail freighter approximately 30 miles south of Great Inagua, Bahamas. The crew launched two small boats and distributed life jackets before safely embarking everyone aboard the overloaded vessel without incident.
Once aboard Coast Guard cutters, migrants are provided with food, water, shelter and necessary medical attention.
The Decisive is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Pascagoula, Miss.