More than 140 people rescued from Alboran Sea

RESCUED: The migrants were rescued from the Alboran Sea ©Maxim_Gorgul/Twitter

THE Salvamento Maritimo has rescued more than 140 people from small boats located off the coast of Spain.

In total, 144 people were rescued from three boats located in and close to the Alboran Sea, off the coasts off Almeria, Granada and Malaga.

16 women and four children are believed to be among those on board the boats, all of whom are reportedly of sub-Saharan origin.

Tweets posted by the Salvamento Maritimo’s official twitter page stated that the occupants rescued from the first two boats, carrying 58 and 35 people, have been moved to the Port of Motril in Granada while those on the third boat were transported to Almeria.

Spain has seen a dramatic increase in people trying to access Europe from Africa over the past year, with the Provincial Police Station of Almeria reportedly managing the procedures of a record 5,500 migrants that arrived on an estimated 252 boats in 2017.

© No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.