Nine of the 10 Cubans rescued in the Florida Straits Nov. 27 by the Celebrity Cruises ocean liner Zenith were returned to Cuba Sunday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Gretchen Eddy would not disclose why the 10th migrant was not returned with the others, or when a decision would be made about the individual's fate. The refugee was still being held aboard a Coast Guard cutter Sunday evening, Eddy said.

Also on Sunday, 18 Cubans who apparently reached the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix by boat were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents by local police, and will be flown to Miami to be reunited with relatives, according to The Associated Press.


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