A vessel carrying nineteen illegal migrants capsized in seas near to West End, Grand Bahama. The migrants were rescued by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force along with officers of the Department of Immigration.
The group consisted of eleven Haitians, two Ecuadorians, two Chinese and four Bahamians. One of the Haitian migrants was pregnant and need special medical attention. It is alleged that the group were leaving Grand Bahama bound for the United States of America. It is also alleged that the Bahamians onboard were manning the vessel.