30 miles from Punta Gorda, Cuba

30 miles from Punta Gorda, Cuba, by artist Hugh O'Connor

30 miles from Punta Gorda, Cuba: While on patrol, crewmen aboard a small boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca intercept a dangerously overloaded sail freighter carrying Haitians 30 miles north of Punta Gorda, Cuba. Crew members distributed life jackets and then safely transferred the 125 migrants to the Seneca where they were given food, water and basic medical care before being repatriated. U.S. Coast Guard painting by Coast Guard artist Hugh O’Connor.


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