23 Algerians intercepted off the Almeria coast

In the early hours of Tuesday morning the Guardia Civil intercepted a small boat carrying 23 Algerians about 2.5 miles east of Villaricos, a small village in the municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería province.

25 Algerians intercepted off the Almeria coast

A boat carrying 25 Algerians, presumably trying to sneak into Andalucia for the San Isidro celebrations, was intercepted on Tuesday evening about four miles east of Mesa Roldán in the municipality of Carboneras, Almería province. The passengers were taken to the port of Motril where the National Police and Red Cross were on hand to provide further assistance.

Rescued from sinking boat

Guardia Civil officers this afternoon rescued four Algerians from their half submerged boat about 39 miles southeast of Cabo de Gata, Almería.