Maritime Rescue and Moroccan teams have rescued today 75 immigrants who traveled in five boats in the waters of the Strait, while the search continues for the seven missing from the shipwreck that occurred yesterday in the same area, after which four bodies were recovered.
At seven o’clock in the morning, Salvamento Marítimo initiated a wide-ranging device by receiving notices from several boats navigating the area.
The boat “Salvamar Arcturus” has located eight miles southwest of Tarifa (Cádiz) a boat in which 32 men, five women, and a baby were traveling, according to the device.
After rescuing them, he has transferred the 38 immigrants, all of the sub-Saharan origin, to the port of Tarifa.
In the port facilities, the social-health device of the Red Cross, the Public Health Emergencies Company, the Civil Guard and the National Police have been activated to assist immigrants.
Throughout the morning, according to sources of Maritime Rescue, 37 other immigrants who were trying to reach the Spanish coast in four boats have been rescued by Moroccan forces.
On the other hand, the search continues for seven missing immigrants in the Strait on Sunday from a boat that left the Moroccan coast with twelve crew.
Maritime Rescue managed to rescue a single survivor, a young man of about 20 years old from Gambia who, very affected by the experience, reported that they had left the coast of Morocco around two in the morning and that, due to the strong wind and the bad sea, the occupants of the boat, a toy plastic boat, were falling into the sea little by little, as they have told EFE sources close to the operation of rescue and attention.
Together with the survivor, four bodies were recovered, while the rest of the people who were traveling in the boat are missing.
The search operation of these disappeared continues this afternoon in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar.