Fifty-nine migrants were rescued from their sinking boat about ten miles south of the isla de Alborán.
Three boats carrying a total of 47 Algerian adult male migrants have so far been intercepted in the waters off Almeria. The boats were located at 05:00, 10:00 and noon on Saturday.
The mini armadas keep coming, another seven small inflatable boats intercepted on their way from North Africa to the Spanish mainland. A total of 249 migrants have been intercepted since Saturday.
A total of 59 migrants aboard 9 small boats have so far been intercepted this morning in the Strait of Gibraltar.
The merchant ship ‘Mermaid’ came to the rescue of 21 North African migrants whose small, flimsy craft was having difficulty staying afloat.
Moroccan Gendarmes have intercepted 28 migrants in five pneumatic boats as they tried to make their way across the Straits of Gibraltar to mainland Spain.
Seven adult North African male migrants were intercepted this morning off the coast of Granada. The small dinghy, barely four metres in length, was spotted by the cameras of the SIVE surveillance system and Maritime Rescue vessels were sent to intercept. The passengers, all in good health, were taken to the port of Motril for processing.
Maritime Rescue vessels are searching for a boat reportedly carrying up to 50 sub-Saharan migrants. The boat left Morocco on Monday and is thought to be somewhere in the Alboran Sea.
The Maritime Rescue Service has intercepted a small boat carrying 25 Moroccan migrants a few miles off the Granada coast.
Another two boats carrying a total of 15 migrants were intercepted today southeast of Tarifa. The Maritime Rescue vessel Salvamar Alkaid had intercepted the first boat carrying 7 adult males when it spotted a second boat about two miles away. All the passengers were taken to Tarifa for processing.