Another boat intercepted off Lanzarote with 31 immigrants onboard

2020/08/01 10:12:37 Written by Canarian Weekly Lanzarote

An inflatable boat with 31 people onboard, was intercepted last night near Jameos del Agua off the coast of Lanzarote.

A commercial boat in the area spotted it and reported the sighting to Emergency Services, who dispatched maritime rescue to their location.

Once located, they towed it to Puerto Naos, arriving just after 10pm.

The migrants, all sub-Saharan, were met and cared for on the pier by the Red Cross who said they are all in good condition taking into account their journey.

All of them, 23 men and 8 women, will be tested for coronavirus and isolated as per protocols.