Another boat arrives in the south of Gran Canaria with 57 onboard

2020/07/20 08:04:55 Written by Canarian Weekly Gran Canaria

A group of 57 immigrants from sub-Saharan origin, arrived in the port of Arguineguín on Sunday afternoon, after they were intercepted by the Talia de Salvamento Marítimo rescue boat about 9 kilometres south of Gran Canaria.

According to sources from Maritime Rescue, as soon as they left the immigrants in the Gran Canarian port, located in the municipality of Mogán, the Talia in search of another boat heading from southern Morocco, and several from Dakhla, in Western Sahara.

Eight Maghrebi who were travelling in a boat that was located about 5.5 kilometres south of Maspalomas, had also been rescued by the Salvamar Menkalinan, at around midday and were also taken to the port of Arguineguín.

All the immigrants who have arrived in Gran Canaria, are in apparent good health and are all adults.

The rescue of the 57 immigrants from the 'cayuco' was carried out after the Canarian Maritime Rescue centre was alerted by 112 Canary of its sighting, so the ranger Talia was mobilized and located it 50 minutes later.
They towed the small boat in which this group was travelling to the port of Arguineguín.

The sources from Maritime Salvage have indicated that the other boats that the Talia ranger is looking for, are due to the fact that the centre of Las Palmas received another notice of the departure of a tan-tan boat and several from Dakhla, and that this alert has also been referred to the Rabat Maritime Rescue Center in Morocco to be searched for in their area.

Likewise, the sources have stated that they do not know if the cayuco that has been rescued in the south of Gran Canaria, is the boat that left Tarfaya, Morocco on Saturday morning, and that since yesterday has been searched for by the Sasemar 103 plane, which continue its search today.