Six men were rescued off the coast of Haiti, Coast Guard officials said Saturday.
The six, whose identities were not released, were located Friday 37 nautical miles from Ile de la Tortue, Haiti.
On Wednesday, Coast Guard District Seven command center received a report from the Dominican Republic coast guard of six people adrift in a yola near Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. The Coast Guard requested the help of a nearby registered AMVER (Automate Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System) vessel, Desert Hope, to assist in the rescue. The six survivors were brought aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance and later transferred to Dominican authorities.
"The positive end to this search-and-rescue case has been the direct result of coordinated efforts between the personnel of the 7th Coast Guard District and the Dominican Republic navy and the willingness on the motor vessel Desert Hope to assist other mariners in distress," Capt. Ed Pino, 7th Coast Guard District chief of response, said in a statement.