‘Icon Of The Seas’ cruise ship rescues Cuban migrants in the Caribbean

Cruise ship 'Icon Of The Seas' rescues Cuban migrants in the Caribbean

HAVANA, March 5. At least fourteen Cuban migrants were rescued this Monday in the Caribbean of Honduras by the tourist cruise ‘Icon Of The Seas’, local media reported.The group of Cubans was helped by the cruise ship, which today docked with thousands of tourists on the island of Roatán, the main tourist destination of Honduras in the Caribbean.

One of the migrants, who did not specify when they left Cuba on a raft, said that they wanted to reach the United States and that they hoped that the authorities of the Central American country would allow them to travel to the mainland to continue their journey.

In Roatán, the fourteen Cubans were received by authorities of the Honduran Merchant Navy.

Thousands of Cuban migrants, as well as Haitians, Colombians, Venezuelans, Africans and Asians, cross Honduran territory every year on their irregular journey to the United States.

So far in 2024, more than 80,000 migrants of various nationalities have passed through Honduras, entering through border points with Nicaragua, according to official sources.