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Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) transfers 16 Dominican migrants to the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) July 12, 2019 for their repatriation to the Dominican Republic. Fourteen of the migrants were repatriated to a Dominican Navy vessel near Samaná, Dominican Republic July 13, 2019, after being interdicted by a Puerto Rico Police Marine unit July 11, 2019 just off the coast of Añasco, Puerto Rico. Two of the migrants in the group are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico for attempting to illegally reenter a U.S. territory.

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