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CBC update on return of migrants

The Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) acknowledges the situation with the migrants who are refusing to disembark the vessel, Bulk Freedom. CBC can confirm that there are ten adult males, two adult females and one infant female remaining on board.

CBC can confirm that one male migrant voluntarily disembarked the vessel and has been transported to the Holiday Inn quarantine facility. No medical issues have been reported.

The situation is managed by CBC with the assistance of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG).

CBC would like to emphatically state all efforts are being made to accommodate the safety of those on board and the Cayman Islands Government continues to provide care in accordance with the 1951 Refugee Convention and that approach will continue.

This situation is evolving and updates will be provided once they become available.