Seven people were rescued early this morning and two others are missing after their dinghy capsized in the Strait of Gibraltar off Tangier in Morocco.
Fourteen passengers are confirmed to have died when a small boat thought to be carrying 71 illegal immigrants sank in the Alborán Sea. Eighteen passengers were rescued but the remainder are still missing.
A plane, helicopter and the tugboat ‘Luz de mar’ are searching in the Straits of Gibraltar for the two crew members whose boat capsized last night.
Marine Service and Guardia Civil patrols are continuing an air and sea search for up to twenty illegal immigrants feared missing after their boat began to sink.
The Maritime Rescue Service is carrying out a search to try and locate as many as twenty illegal immigrants who are unaccounted for after their boat capsized.