16 migrants detained after cargo ship soar in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Federal authorities are investigating a gaggle of a minimum of 16 migrants who apparently have been stowaways aboard a cargo ship headed to Puerto Rico and jumped into the ocean because it neared the U.S. territory on Tuesday.
The incident occurred in San Juan Bay and was recorded by onlookers as all however two migrants hurled themselves into the water and have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Two feminine migrants who remained aboard the cargo ship additionally have been detained, Jeffrey Quiñones, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, advised The Associated Press.
The cargo ship had departed from Jacksonville, Florida, however officers suspect the migrants might need scrambled aboard the ship in waters close to the Dominican Republic after abandoning a small boat in that space, Quiñones stated.
Authorities had not but decided the place the migrants are from or why they jumped into the water, however they have been in good situation general, he stated.