The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104) were on a patrol in the Florida Straights at.
Freighter Capsizes with 100 People
Approximately 100 Haitians sit on the hull of a sail freighter after it grounded and capsized 15 nautical miles southwest of Staniel Cay, Bahamas, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted 13 people from the water after deploying a mass rescue raft. U.S. Coast Guard video. More information on the mission here: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1986342/Coast-Guard-RBDF-assist-approximately-100-Haitians-clinging-to-capsized-sail-freighter