News release from the Ministry of the Interior
Surface units of the Border Guard Troops provided assistance to the castaways of a semi-sunken speedboat
Translated and edited by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.
At 21:30 hours on December 10, 2021, the Coast Guard Troops Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center received a distress call from a vessel in distress in the vicinity of the town of Santa Cruz del Norte, Mayabeque province.
Surface units of the Coast Guard Troops with the participation of a private boat, provided assistance to the castaways of a semi-sunken speedboat, with registration FL 7176SU of the United States, overloaded with people, in adverse hydrometeorological conditions with sea force three.
As a result of these actions, 2 minors, 7 women and 14 men were rescued, including two deceased.
Today, December 11, the search for possible missing persons continues, with the participation of naval units and other forces of the Ministry of the Interior, in the vicinity of the coast.
Once again, Cuban citizens are victims of the policy of the United States Government, which stimulates irregular emigration, which is taken advantage of by human traffickers, who, for profit, put the lives and deaths of human beings at risk.
Ministry of the Interior