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At least 17 Haitian migrants found dead off Bahamas in suspended ‘human smuggling’

Rescuers in the Bahamas have found the bodies of 17 Haitian migrants thought to have died after their vessel capsized in rough seas during a “suspected human smuggling operation,” the country’s leader said. The bodies of 15 females, a male and an infant were found in the water after the Royal Bahamas Police Force and […]

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Bahamas seizes two cruise ships over unpaid fuel bills

Bahamian authorities arrested two cruise ships from the Hong Kong-based Crystal Cruises, the Crystal Symphony and the Crystal Serenity, after a U.S. court ordered their seizure last month over millions of dollars in unpaid fuel bills, according to cruise industry publications. After they changed course from Miami to avoid the U.S. judge’s order, the ships […]

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U.S. Coast Guard intercept 191 Haitians aboard overloaded sailing vessel heading towards Florida

The United States Coast Guard has intercepted 191 Haitian migrants aboard an overloaded sailing vessel off the Bahamas that was believed to be headed for Florida, officials said on Wednesday, a day after the encounter. The Haitians were taken aboard two Coast Guard vessels on Tuesday to be given food, water and basic medical attention, […]

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United States: 39 people feared missing after boat capsizes off Florida

The US Coast Guard officials are searching for 39 people who are feared missing after their ship reportedly capsized on Saturday night off the Florida coast. Officials were alerted on Tuesday morning after fishermen spotted a man clinging to the hull of a boat 45 miles from the city of Fort Pierce. The survivor said […]

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United States calls off search for missing suspected smuggling vessel with 20 people

After searching an area of over 17,000 square miles in over 80 hours the United States Coast Guard called off search of a missing boat with an estimated 20 people aboard between the Bahamas and Florida in the North Atlantic Ocean. A 29-foot blue and white Mako Cuddy Cabin departed Bimini on Monday bound for […]

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Miami woman has a close face-off with a shark while swimming on her birthday in Bahamas

A woman from Miami who simply spent her birthday out on a friend’s yacht had careful experience after coming in close proximity with a  shark. During her ride on the yacht in the waters of the Bahamas, Iso Machado decided to take a dive in and swim a little. Little did she know that her […]

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Hurricane Isaias heads towards Florida after hitting Bahamas

Hurricane Isaias strengthened slightly as it lashed the Bahamas on Saturday, bearing down on Florida, and was expected to approach the southeast of the state later in the day before traveling up the eastern U.S. seaboard. Florida’s well-honed hurricane responses have been partly upended by its grappling with one of the country’s worst outbreaks of […]