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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Disney cruise ship rescues 12 Cubans at sea
    Disney cruise ship rescues five Cubans at sea - UPI.com

    By Shawn Price | Updated Feb. 15, 2016


    A Disney cruise ship rescued 12 Cuban migrants in the Caribbean Sea southeast of Cuba. Photo by Daryl Lang/Shutterstock.

    MIAMI, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Disney cruise ship rescued a group of 12 suspected Cuban migrants in the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.

    The ship, Disney Wonder was on its way from Miami to the Cayman Islands when the small vessel was spotted southeast of Cuba at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

    The 12 migrants who were identified as Cuban, were afloat on what the Coast Guard calls a "rustic" vessel, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District spokesman Jon-Paul Rios said, a term for any un-seaworthy craft.

    The group was taken aboard the cruise ship, where they were transported to authorities on the Cayman Islands, Rios said. It is not known however, if the group was attempting to get to the United States.

    The Disney Wonder rescued a group of eight migrants from a raft off Key West in 2013. Cruise ship companies have agreements with the U.S. Coast Guard to alert them when they come in contact with migrants. Following those agreements, Disney Wonder dropped the migrants off at the ship's next port of call and handed them over to authorities.

    A growing number of Cuban migrants have been picked up recently. Experts believe Cubans might be trying to reach the United States because they fear warming relations between the two countries will soon make the United States resistant to accepting Cubans as refugees.
    Video of the rescue of Cuban rafters by the Disney cruise ship near Cayman Islands.



    Since January of this year more than 120 Cubans rafters have landed in the Cayman Islands. Unfortunately this Cubans are returned to Cuba’s Castroit regime and the situation that cause them to risk their lives in unworthy rafts.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Video of the rescue of Cuban rafters by the Disney cruise ship near Cayman Islands.



    Since January of this year more than 120 Cubans rafters have landed in the Cayman Islands. Unfortunately this Cubans are returned to Cuba’s Castroit regime and the situation that cause them to risk their lives in unworthy rafts.
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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

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    Feel good ?
    Why would he feel good?
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    Why would he feel good?
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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

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    You make no sense Medusa.
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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    You make no sense Medusa.
    you dont watch news ?
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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    The fact that Cubans continues to risk their lived by throwing themselves into the sea on rickety rafts in order to escape the Castros tyranny, illustrates how ridiculous the regime reforms are.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Coast Guard: 9 Cuban migrants die, 18 rescued off Florida
    Coast Guard: 9 Cuban migrants die, 18 rescued off Florida - CBS News

    MIAMI -- Nine Cuban migrants died at sea and 18 others were rescued by a cruise ship after their 30-foot boat was found about 130 miles from the Florida coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

    The migrants said they had been at sea 22 days. The bodies of those who didn't make it were placed overboard, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Barney.

    The survivors were suffering from severe dehydration, CBS Miami reported.
    "They could barely walk off the vessel itself," Barney said. "They were weak and they were shaking."

    The rescue by the Royal Caribbean ship took place about 130 miles west of Marco Island in southwest Florida. The migrants were in a "rustic" boat that was about 30-feet long, Barney said.

    They were found by the cruise ship Brilliance of the Seas at about 7 a.m. Friday. The migrants boarded the ship and received food, water and medical treatment, Royal Caribbean said.

    The company reported the event to the Coast Guard and made the decision to bring the migrants to its next port of call, Cozumel, Mexico. The cruise had departed Tampa on Thursday.

    The rescue comes as President Barack Obama travels to Cuba to meet with President Raul Castro during a 2½-day visit that begins Sunday. The visit is part of Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. While the U.S. has eased travel restrictions to the island Cuba, many Cubans still risk their lives to reach the United States.

    "Our deepest condolences to the families of the nine people who recently did lose their lives," said Capt. Mark Gordon, chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard 7th District, according to CBS Miami.

    "Unfortunately, tragedy is all too common when taking to the sea in homemade vessels with no safety or navigation equipment," Gordon said. "The dangerous waters of the Florida Straits can be unforgiving for the unprepared on ill advised and illegal voyages. Immigration policies have not changed and we urge people not to take to the ocean in unseaworthy vessels. It is illegal and extremely dangerous."

    "The Coast Guard has observed a steady increase in illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba to the southeastern U.S. since the U.S. announcement of normalized diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014," the Coast Guard said in a press release. Last month, 269 Cuban migrants attempted to reach U.S. shores and about 2,420 have tried to reach the United States by sea since last October.

    On the same day Royal Caribbean rescued the group it found, the Coast Guard returned 42 other migrants to Cuba after they were picked up in the Florida Straits in two separate incidents earlier in the week.
    While Obama was in his way to Cuba, Cuban rafters continue to die in the strait of Florida. This is another sign of the fail approached of the Obama administration in its dealing with the Castroit regime.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    People do not flee from freedom and prosperity. The desperation of the Cuban people keep increasing, as they look for any means to escape from the hellish place of the island of Dr. Castro, regardless of the consequences.

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