Cuban Nationals Apprehended in Bahamian waters

(RBDF Photo by Leading Woman Tancia Russell)

Provided by: Defence Force Public Relations Dept.

A group of Cuban Nationals was brought into the capital by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after they were spotted and rescued in the southwestern Bahamas by local fishermen Tuesday evening.

The RBDF Operations department received information at 6:30 p.m. that a vessel with Cuban nationals onboard was in distress and taking on water, approximately fifty-three miles southwest of Green Cay. RBDF assets were immediately dispatched to investigate, where nine (9) Cuban nationals were received from the Bahamian fishermen.

The Cubans were subsequently brought into the capital early Wednesday morning, where they were handed over to the relevant authorities. The Cuban Embassy has since been notified. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force appreciates the support of the local fishing community and
continues to patrol and protect the territorial waters of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.