The US Coast Guard has intercepted large numbers of Haitians in recent years. More than 1,500 were found at sea patrolling the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas last year representing a marked increase from 2020, when 418 were located. – a number considered particularly low because of the pandemic. As a result, the Coast Guard has increased the number of air and sea patrol crews, said officer Petty Jose Hernandez.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/11/20/haiti-dangerous-sea-voyages/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_world More and more Haitians are fleeing by sea as the country’s turmoil deepens