Two lacking Cubans now feared misplaced at sea : Cayman Information Service

Cayman Islands Coast Guard, Cayman News Service

  • Cayman Islands Coast Guard, Cayman News Service

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coat Guard, fire crews, police and border control ceased their joint operation Monday night after another day of searching for two missing Cuban men who were part of a group of ten migrants shipwrecked off the coast of Cayman Brac at the weekend. After a full day of search and recovery, the CIGC said that they were unable to recover the missing men.

The migrant vessel capsized sometime on Friday night-Saturday morning, and on Monday the operation had switched to a search and recovery effort based on the known in-water survivability rate, the CICG said.

The missing men, who have not been identified, are among several Cuban migrants who have lost their lives in and around Cayman waters over the years and part of an endless stream of migrants from the neighbouring island who risk…