A fifth boat with 52 migrants brings to 269 those rescued on Saturday on the Canary Islands route

A fifth boat with 52 migrants brings to 269 those rescued on Saturday on the Canary Islands route

A cayuco with 52 people detected by SIVE 20.4 kilometers from the south of Gran Canaria and aided by Salvamar Macondo brings to 269 people rescued this Saturday on the Canary Islands route and arrivals to this island and to Lanzarote, El Hierro and Fuerteventura.

In the early morning of the first day of the weekend a group of 56 sub-Saharan migrantsall men, managed to arrive in a canoe to the southern coast of Gran Canaria, specifically to Playa del Inglés.

Hours later, the Salvamar Al Nair rescued and disembarked another 55 sub-Saharan people in Lanzarote (50 men, four women and one child) after one of the occupants of the barge alerted them to their situation through a phone call.

During the morning, a cayuco with 55 migrants, all adult males of sub-Saharan origin, He arrived by his own means to the port of La Restinga, in El Hierro. The boat was sighted when it was one mile from the coast, so it was not necessary for the Salvamar Adhara boat to set sail to meet it from the port of that town in the south of the island.

In the afternoon, Maritime Rescue disembarked in Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) 51 migrants (45 men, five women and one minor, all sub-Saharan) rescued from an inflatable boat on the high seas, about 115 kilometers from the coast of Lanzarote. where they were sighted by a merchant ship.

In this rescue, the Maritime Rescue Guardamar Caliope was supported by the ships Rhine Maersk and Sophie Germain in the midst of adverse weather conditions.