HAVANA TIMES — A cruise ship rescued 41 Cubans on a small boat who were trying to reach the United States, informed the US Coast Guard Service in Miami, reported dpa.
The rescue took place when the boat was spotted on Tuesday night. The Coast Guard later confirmed that the Cubans were without life vests or navigation equipment.
The Cubans will most likely be returned to the island in compliance with the standing migratory agreement between the USA and Cuba.
Under US law, Cubans who arrive illegally to United States territory are allowed to stay and then receive assistance and a fast track to permanent residency, however those captured at sea are repatriated to the island.