The Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has received notification from the Cayman Islands Coast Guard that a vessel in distress with multiple persons onboard was assisted by a passing vessel approximately 50 nautical miles west of Grand Cayman.


CBC can also confirm that the persons onboard are the migrants that were unable to be located on Sunday, 4th April. 


The vessel was adrift for the past few days and the persons onboard appear to be weak, however have not sustained any injuries.


The migrants were returned to Grand Cayman by the passing vessel and CBC, along with their partner agencies, are facilitating the disembarkation of the migrants. The migrants will have to adhere to COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols as required by legislation for all incoming persons.


This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the confidential information hotline at 1-800-534-2546 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..