Another ten sub-Saharan visitors are now in Tarifa after being intercepted on Sunday morning in the Strait of Gibraltar.
The sales of small, inflatable ‘toy’ dinghies must be booming, another four being intercepted on Monday morning as they headed for the coast of Tarifa with a total of 27 sub-Saharans on board, two of them women. The interceptions were carried out by vessels of the Spanish Maritime Rescue and Moroccan authorities.
Yet another toy boat carrying illegal immigrants has been intercepted, this time in the Strait of Gibraltar.
A Maritime Rescue has intercepted two small inflatable ‘toy’ dinghies about seven miles southwest of Tarifa, Cádiz province. A total of 13 African males, all in apparent good health, are now in Tarifa awaiting further processing.
A 17 year old girl is in a serious condition in the hospital Punta de Europa in Algeciras with burns to 90% of her body after a fire in a caravan in Tarifa, Cádiz province. The incident occurred at around midnight and it took firefighters two hours to extinguish the blaze.
A Red Cross vessel has this morning intercepted a small boat carrying ten sub-Saharan immigrants about six miles off Tarifa, Cádiz province. The Moroccan authorities have intercepted another three boats and the passengers have been taken to Tangier.
The Maritime Rescue Service was kept busy on Sunday, intercepting 11 boats carrying a total of 66 sub-Saharan migrants. In addition, the Moroccan authorities intercepted another two boats in coastal waters north of Tangier. Tarifa has not experienced such a flood of boats arriving off its coast since 2004.
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.
The changing weather conditions and continuing economic woes of Spain do not seem to be deterring migrants from the African continent from trying to sneak into the country via the back door, another two boats being intercepted in the Straits of Gibraltar.
The Marine Rescue Service intercepted two small boats in the Straits of Gibraltar which were carrying a total of seventeen illegal immigrants, including two women.