RBDF Marines assisting some of the Haitian migrants after arriving in the capital on July 30, 2017. They were apprehended in the area of Humming Bird Cay near mainland Exuma around 9:30 am.
Coral Harbour Base, 30 JUL. ‘17 (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force today assisted Police and Immigration officials in Exuma with the transport of a second group of migrants to be apprehended in The Bahamas within a week.
This second group was apprehended off Humming Bird Cay near mainland Exuma around 9:30 a.m. this morning by Police and Immigration officials stationed on the Island. Upon boarding the 30–ft. wooden sloop, approximately 57 undocumented Haitian migrants were found.
The Defence Force fast patrol craft, HMBS P-49, coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Clyde Burrows along with another RBDF craft assisted in this effort. All of the migrants – 49 males, 8 females were transported to the Capital for further processing,
On Tuesday past, 120 Haitian nationals were apprehended off the island of Long Island.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secured.