Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- Salvamento Marítimo has rescued this Tuesday, 150 kilometers south of Gran Canaria, a boat with 42 people on board, including seven children, a spokesperson for the state society has informed EFE.
20 men, 15 women and seven children are traveling in the boat, all of them of sub-Saharan origin, about whose state of health at the moment no detail has been disclosed.
Its rescue operation was launched this noon after receiving a request for telephone help through the coordination center of Salvamento de Tarifa, in Cádiz.
The authorities issued a notice to ships en route by area indicating their coordinates, located at the height of Cape Bojador (Sahara), about 130 kilometers west of the African coast.
Until the Salvamar Macondo reached its position, after almost four hours of navigation from Arguineguín, the Eco West Coast, an oil tanker from the Marshall Islands that was heading towards Poland, remained next to the boat.
The 42 rescued have arrived at the port of Arguineguín around 8:00 p.m. (Canary Islands time). EFE