Algeciras (Cádiz), (EFE).- Maritime Rescue personnel have rescued five immigrants of North African origin this morning when they were trying to reach the Spanish coast aboard a toy inflatable boat in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar.
According to EFE sources from Maritime Rescue, the action took place at 9:30 a.m., when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (CCS) of Tarifa (Cádiz) received a call warning of the presence of a boat south of Trafalgar.
The Salvamar Enif Maritime Rescue boat has moved to the area, which around 11:00 a.m. has located the boat, an inflatable toy boat.
Its five immigrant occupants who were on the toy boat, all of them men of North African origin and of legal age, are transferred to the port of Algeciras (Cádiz) in apparent good health.
Rescue in Almeria
The day before yesterday, Maritime Rescue has rescued 14 men of North African origin from a boat located off the coast of Carboneras (Almería).
A spokesperson for Maritime Rescue has informed EFE that around 4:00 p.m. the Service Operations Center (COS) of the Civil Guard of Almería has alerted of an echo detected by the Integrated External Surveillance System (SIVE) that could correspond to with a patera
The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center has contacted a ship that was in the area, the ‘Falcon Iris’, which has confirmed that it was a vessel occupied by immigrants.
In their search, the ship ‘Salvamar Spica’ has set sail, which has collected its 14 occupants and is now heading with them to the port of Almería, where they will arrive at around 7:35 p.m. EFE