Seven boats with 145 immigrants have arrived in the Canary Islands so far today

2020/09/24 16:58:08 Written by Canarian Weekly Gran Canaria

Maritime Rescue has retrieved 145 African immigrants, all men, who were heading towards the islands aboard 6 pateras and a cayuco since the early hours of this morning in Canarian waters, as reported by Emergency Services.

Off the coast of Gran Canaria, 55 men of Maghreb origin were located in three boats, and transferred throughout the night to the Arguineguín pier, and first thing this morning, two small boats with three occupants in each were assisted, who were also transferred to Arguineguín.

In Tenerife, Maritime Rescue took 67 sub-Saharan male occupants of a boat, to the port of Los Cristianos on the south coast of the island, and then at 3pm this afternoon they retrieved another cayuco with 17 people onboard in the South of Gran Canaria, and also took them to the port of Arguineguín.

The Red Cross have said that all of them are in good health, except for one of the occupants of the small cayuco, who was taken to a local health centre for a minor foot injury.