Sailboat off Florida coast intercepted with more than 150 migrants on board

U.S. Coast Guard said the migrants on the boat are safe

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A sailboat carrying migrants was intercepted off of Boca Chita, Florida Thursday morning by U.S. Coast Guard officials and local law enforcement. 

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The grounded vessel reportedly contained more than 150 migrants, according to Local 10. The Coast Guard reported all individuals on the boat were safe and are not in the water. They are asking nearby mariners to remain clear of the area. 

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a sailboat off the coast of Boca Chita. All on board are safe and accounted for. 

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a sailboat off the coast of Boca Chita. All on board are safe and accounted for.  (United States Coast Guard)

Miami-Dade Police, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine operations were also on the scene. 

The U.S. Coast Guard seized a sailboat off the coast of Boca Chita in Florida Thursday morning.

The U.S. Coast Guard seized a sailboat off the coast of Boca Chita in Florida Thursday morning. (Credit: Twitter United States Coast Guard)

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No details regarding where the migrants are from have been released. 

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