Navassa Island (/nəˈvæsə/; French: La Navasse, Haitian Creole: Lanavaz or Lavash) is a small, uninhabited and disputed island in the Caribbean Sea. It is administered asunorganized unincorporated territory of theUnited States, which administers it through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The nearby state of Haiti has claimed legal sovereignty over Navassa since 1801, and claims the island in its constitution. Navassa Island - NASA ISS satellite image.