Coast Guard Searching for 2 People East of Jupiter Inlet

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 2, 2019

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard District 7

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard District 7

The Coast Guard continues to search Tuesday for two missing people 46 miles east of Jupiter Inlet.

The two people missing are a Bahamian national, a suspected migrant smuggler, and a 9-year-old Haitian national. They went missing after an 18-foot boat capsized, with 11 people aboard, Sunday in an apparent migrant smuggling venture from Freeport, Bahamas to Miami.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a notification from a good Samaritan vessel stating they were on scene with nine people in the water from a capsized 18-foot vessel.

Search crews consist of:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1103), homeported in Miami
  • Coast Guard Cutter Moray (WPB-87331), homeported in Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Coast Guard Cutter Ridley (WPB-87328), homeported in Mayport, Florida
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane

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