Missing immigrant boat found

The Moroccan authorities have rescued 24 people alive and recovered 11 bodies from a boat carrying illegal sub-Saharan immigrants. A search had been ongoing for the boat since Monday.

Another seven migrant boats intercepted

Two boats carrying a total of 12 migrants were intercepted off Tarifa on Friday morning by Maritime Rescue vessels after calls were received from passengers on board the vessels and from people in Morocco.

The Easter rush continues

Yet more dinghies carrying migrants have been intercepted by Maritime Rescue vessels, a total of 22 travelling in three small boats. The passengers have been taken to the port of Tarifa, Cádiz province, early on Wednesday morning.

32 illegal immigrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar

At around 08:00, a passenger on a small boat called the authorities to tell them that they were drifting in the Strait of Gibraltar after their engine failed and Marine Rescue and Red Cross officers were sent to locate the vessel.

More boats intercepted in the Straits of Gibraltar

Two more small boats carrying illegal immigrants have been intercepted in the Straits of Gibraltar and Moroccan Gendarmes are searching for a third boat sighted in the waters near Tangier. On Saturday, one small boat capsized in the Straits with two people killed and two missing, and on Monday another boat sank with five people reported missing.