Following a nine-hour search, a boat carrying 34 men, 11 women, two of them pregnant, 2 children and two babies was located about 30 miles off Almeria and the occupants transferred to port.
The search is on in the town of Balerma, Almeria, for at least thirty migrants who made it to shore and then fled.
The migrant invasion continues with 49 more small boats being intercepted on Tuesday with around 470 passengers on board.
A veritable armada of 23 small boats was intercepted this morning as they headed for the Spanish mainland near Gibraltar, the largest single mass arrival for ten years.
The Spanish authorities have intercepted a small boat carrying 22 migrants about thirteen miles east of Mojácar in Almeria province.
The Maritime Rescue Service has intercepted a total of 18 sub-Saharan migrants, 17 men and a woman, heading for mainland Spain in two toy dinghies.
Maritime Rescue have intercepted a boat carrying 24 sub-Saharan migrants, including a pregnant woman and three babies, in the Strait of Gibraltar as they tried to sneak into mainland Spain.
The Spanish and Moroccan authorities have intercepted two small inflatable boats attempting to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.
Two people have died and a woman is missing after a boat carrying eleven sub-Saharan migrants capsized off the Moroccan port of Tangier.
A woman of sub-Saharan origin gave birth on Tuesday on the Maritime Rescue vessel Guardamar Caliope, just minutes after being rescued from a boat in which she was travelling with another 51 migrants.