Coral Harbour Base, 24 Nov. 08 (RBDF)… A total of ninety-five (95) Haitian migrants are currently being detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Center after they were apprehended in the Central Bahamas over the past weekend.
While on routine patrol at 3:45 pm on Saturday afternoon, HMBS Nassau spotted a 30-ft Haitian sailing sloop about three-quarter miles north of Seal Cay, in the Ragged Island Chain. After further investigations, a total of 95 migrants (66 males, 18 females and 11 children) were discovered onboard the sloop. Due to rough seas, the Haitian sloop was brought alongside the Defence Force vessel, and the migrants were embarked aboard HMBS Nassau. All migrants were safe, and in good health.
HMBS Nassau arrived in the Capital shortly after 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, and the migrants were turned over to Immigration officials for further processing.