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Granada coastguard rescues 63 immigrants

Maritime Service of the Guardia Civil have rescued and 63 immigrants travelling in a boat near the Granada coast in Malaga

The Maritime Service of the Guardia Civil has successfully rescued 63 individuals of sub-Saharan origin. The group included eleven women and three children (two of whom are young). All have now been transferred to the port of Motril.

These individuals were rescued by the patrol boat “Rio Aragón” of the Maritime Service of the Civil Guard, in the vicinity of the province, after leaving the previous day on an 8-meter inflatable boat from a beach located in the northern part of Morocco. The Integrated External Surveillance Service (SIVE) cameras located the immigrants and alerted the patrol boat, which rescued them approximately 13 miles from Cape Sacratif in Motril.

Rescue crews from Salvamar Gienah de Salvamento Marítimo picked them up and transferred them to the port of Motril, where they arrived after 2:15 a.m. this Sunday, March 5.

Upon their arrival at the Granada dock, Red Cross personnel immediately provided initial medical and nutritional care to the 63 sub-Saharan immigrants. According to sources from the humanitarian organisation, all of them were in good condition except for two who required special attention, although their condition was not serious.

In addition to these individuals, a man of Moroccan origin who had reached the island of Alborán on a jet ski was also transferred to the port of Motril.

All migrants, including the man of Moroccan origin, will undergo Covid-19 tests and be handed over to the National Police. The police will then transfer them to the Temporary Assistance Center for Foreigners located in the port dock, where they will remain for the next 72 hours and their fate decided.

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