Las Palmas De Gran Canaria (EFE) ) on a day in which there have been six deaths, all of them in the first boat rescued this morning in waters near Tenerife.
As reported to EFE by a spokesman for the state company, the last rescue occurred around five in the afternoon, after 112 informed Salvamento that they had received a call from the boat itself, which at that time was some 46 kilometers from the south of Gran Canaria.
After mobilizing the Nunki salvamar, he joined the Civil Guard’s Río Tambre patrol search.
Finally, the patera was sighted about 18 kilometers south of Maspalomas and all the migrants boarded the Nunki salvamar, which arrived at port around 6:25 p.m.
This last boat brings to four the arrival of boats on the Canary Islands coast this Sunday, after the rescue in the south of Tenerife during the early morning of a pneumatic boat in which at least six people died, according to what the 23 remaining survivors have reported to the Red Cross upon arrival at the port of Los Cristianos on the rescue ship.
This zódiac was rescued around midnight in an emergency operation involving a helicopter and two Maritime Rescue boats, the Salvamar Alpheratz, based in Tenerife, and the Salvamar Alborán, normally stationed in La Gomera, which was the one that finally drove its occupants to the ground.
When help arrived, some 37 kilometers southwest of the island of Tenerife, there were 23 people on board the zódiac “in very poor condition”: 14 adult men, five women and four minors, all of them of sub-Saharan origin.
Likewise, two other boats were rescued throughout the morning near the coast of Gran Canaria and a total of 98 people were traveling in them, on the one hand 44 people (38 men, 4 women) and on the other 54 (46 men, 8 women), all of them of sub-Saharan origin.
For this rescue, Salvamento Marítimo mobilized the Macondo salvamar, which first came to the rescue of the closest one, which was sighted by the MSC Lena F and the Great Han, while the latter was acting as an escort.
With all those rescued from the first boat on board, he headed towards the position of the second boat, escorted by the ship MSC Adelaide and, after sighting it at around 08:23, proceeded to the rescue maneuver of the 54 people who were going to board. All of them arrived at the port of Arguineguín around two in the afternoon. EFE