Sixty-four migrants were apprehended by RBDF patrol craft P-48 coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Winston Beckles, Saturday 11 December 2021. After receiving information from local fishermen of a sighting of a Haitian Sailing vessel in the Cay Lobos area, RBDF patrol craft P-48 was deployed as well as an RBDF aircraft to investigate the sighting. The aircraft captained by Acting Sub Lieutenant Brian Young confirmed sighting of the vessel. P-48 arrived at the location and detained the vessel. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Maderia under the command of Sub Lieutenant Thomas Thompson was sent to assist in the transportation of the migrants to the capital for further processing. This brings the total amount of irregular migrants apprehended over the past several weeks to two hundred and six (206), as eighty-six (86) were recently apprehended in a joint operation with a RBDF patrol vessel, Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos and the United States Coast Guard, and thirty-five (35) irregular migrants were arrested in Bannerman Town Eleuthera as part of a joint, multi-agency operation. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to maintain a vigilant watch against the irregular movement of migrants and remains committed to collaborating with local and international partner agencies, and the fishing community, while protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secured.