Immigrants rescued from dinghies drifting off Cabo de Gata coast

ALERT: Spanish press said there was a call to the emergency services reporting the dinghies had run out of fuel CREDIT: Salvamento Marítimo Facebook

MARITIME Rescue got 25 immigrants safely to Almeria port after rescuing them from two dinghies drifting off the Cabo de Gata coast in the early hours of Friday morning.
Spanish press said the rescue followed a call to the 112 emergency service reporting the boats had run out of fuel and were in trouble.
Maritime Rescue found one of the craft at around 4.20am 25 miles to the south-east of Cabo de Gata, with 12 men, a woman and a child on board. They intercepted the second dinghy, this one carrying 11 Moroccan men, 19 miles south-east of the same point about two hours later.
On Thursday the Guardia Civil and Maritime Rescue assisted 55 immigrants after localising four dinghies in waters near to Cabo de Gata.

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    • H. Bradfiels

      24 July 2020 • 22:04

      Why didn’t they simply refuel the illegal immigrant’s boat and point them back the way they’d come?
      That would have been a truly humanitarian act and saved heartache, disappointment and having another bunch of freeloaders living off the taxpayers!

    • D

      26 July 2020 • 15:03

      I will give the answer. The goal is to dissolve European nations with a silenced invasion. Moreover, when they arrive here a plethora of economic and material aids are offered -flats/apartments, monthly paids, etc.-. They can live here doing nothing. Most of them do not work. Thousands of pretended NGO and their affiliated staff are living from the management of these aids of thousand of millions of euros. While the large majority of native Spanish will not reach any comparable aid in case of not finding a job or in case of job lost or passing through difficulties. Dissolving Western nations -Europe, N America and others- is a key step for building a globalism socio-economical-political new system.

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