Fate Unknown of 20 Cubans Lost at Sea

US Coast Guard ship.
US Coast Guard ship.

HAVANA TIMES – The United States Coast Guard launched an operation by air and sea to try and locate possible survivors of a new Cuban tragedy, reported voanews.com.

An HC-144 aircraft and a ship of the naval air station of the Coast Guard based in Miami are looking for a missing group of Cubans in Florida waters.

The coastguard was alerted of the wreck of the rustic boat with 23 boat people on board, thanks to three Cubans who were found on Big Pine Key, at the southern end of the state.

The three survivors told authorities that the group had left Cuba last Tuesday and that their boat overturned the following day, but other details of the wreck are not made available.

13 thoughts on “Fate Unknown of 20 Cubans Lost at Sea

  • October 1, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I seen many people hunger in Cuba. Doctors with out basic items to treat people with that farmers in Canada have to teat a sick pig or cow. Milk is too expensive for most people in Cuba to even think of buying. The police are very nice when tourists are around. Things are better in Cuba than some other countries but I would not say people live near as good as in the U.S.

  • September 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I think there is a difference between being trapped during 9-11 and living in a country where people want to go for greener pastures. That is a very dumb analogy.

  • September 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Living conditions in Cuba may not be as good as ours but in my few visits to Cuba, I saw a sense of community among the people that I have not seen any place else in the world. If someone runs out of an item, such as milk, they can always go to a neighbor for things they need. I stayed in casa particulares and I did not see anyone being harassed or abused by the police or being spied upon by their neighbors. I saw less of a police presence there than in many areas of the U.S. Most of the people I saw were well dressed and they did not look like they were starving. I have been to many countries much poorer than Cuba, such as parts of India, Nepal, and the Dominican Republic.

  • September 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    ….a sign of desperation.

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