Another boat rescued off Fuerteventura with 50 on board
A marine rescue ship rescued 50 people on Sunday afternoon, including two children, who were travelling aboard a speedboat located 40 nautical miles (74 kilometres), southeast of Fuerteventura.
Maritime rescue had already mobilized the Sasemar 103 plane in the morning, to track the area after receiving an NGO warning, that an inflatable boat had left with fifty people from El Aaiún (Western Sahara), for the Canary Islands at dawn.
A fishing boat reported that he had seen a vessel with at least 30 or 40 people on board, heading towards Fuerteventura, giving air sea rescue an approximate location to investigate.
The Sasemar confirmed the sighting and sent coordinates of it's position, and the Salvamar Mízar rescue boat came out to meet the inflatable, which they intercepted at about 6.10pm
On board were 32 men, 16 women and two children, who have been taken to the port of Gran Tarajal in Fuerteventura, where they arrived at around 9:30pm and were taken for routine medical checks.