Forest fire in Tarifa

A forest fire which began on Sunday evening near Tarifa, Cádiz province, has been stabilised.

Armada of migrant boats intercepted

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.

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.

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.