100 Sub-Saharan Immigrants Rescued off Spanish Coast

Rabat – The Spanish maritime rescue team has rescued 100 immigrants who departed from Morocco, including 14 women and four children. They were plucked from the Alboran sea on Sunday. The rescue team received a call from Morocco signaling the possibility of a boat departing from west of Melilla. The boat, which carried 46 immigrants of sub-Saharan origin, including ten women and two children, was eventually found by the ferry, Vronskiy, operating between Algeciras and Tangier-Med port.While the team was in the process of rescuing these passengers, it received a second call from Morocco informing them of the departure of another boat from the coast of Beni Boughafer in province of Nador. The latter carried 54 people of sub-Saharan descent, including four women and two children. They were moved to a port in southern Spain along with the passengers of the first boat. The Mediterranean has become a cemetery for migrants dreaming of reaching Europe.According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 521 immigrants were found dead in the Mediterranean between January 1 and March 5, 2017.

Rabat – The Spanish maritime rescue team has rescued 100 immigrants who departed from Morocco, including 14 women and four children. They were plucked from the Alboran sea on Sunday. The rescue team received a call from Morocco signaling the possibility of a boat departing from west of Melilla. The boat, which carried 46 immigrants of sub-Saharan origin, including ten women and two children, was eventually found by the ferry, Vronskiy, operating between Algeciras and Tangier-Med port.While the team was in the process of rescuing these passengers, it received a second call from Morocco informing them of the departure of another boat from the coast of Beni Boughafer in province of Nador. The latter carried 54 people of sub-Saharan descent, including four women and two children. They were moved to a port in southern Spain along with the passengers of the first boat. The Mediterranean has become a cemetery for migrants dreaming of reaching Europe.According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 521 immigrants were found dead in the Mediterranean between January 1 and March 5, 2017.

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