The US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to a report of three stowaways on the merchant vessel, Diana J, on January 16, about three miles off the Port of Miami.
The US Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from the Diana J crew informing they had located two Guatemalan adult male stowaways and one Honduran adult male stowaway during a pre-arrival stowaway search approximately 23 miles northwest of La Palma, Cuba, on January 15.
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Capt. Megan Dean, commander of US Coast Guard Sector Miami, issued a Captain of the Port Order stating the Diana J crew could arrive no less than three miles off the Port of Miami until US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection boarding teams boarded the vessel and cleared it for entry.
The boarding teams found no additional stowaways, rescinded the Captain of the Port Order, and CBP Office of Field Operations took the stowaways into custody.