By Sarah Keane • 07 December 2020 • 18:06
CREDIT: Facebook / El Estretcho Digital
THREE migrants found among scrap metal in the storage area of a ship bound for Malaga
A crew member on the cargo ship Festivo travelling from Cueta to Malaga made the shocking discovery of three migrant men hiding in a storage area while making his surveillance rounds on the ship on Saturday, December 5. The young men were packed amongst scrap metal in a tank measuring 14 meters long by 2.5 meters wide.
The crew member notified the National Police and Guardia Civil, as the migrant men were completely trapped amongst the metal. Members of the fire department took an hour, using ropes and levers, to free the men who were immediately transferred to the local hospital, showing mild signs of hypothermia.
Juan Luis Rodríguez, captain of the Festivo , told Malaga Hoy: “With the time we have had in the navigation between Melilla and Malaga: waves of three meters and a wind of 35 knots (64.8 kilometres per hour), the scrap metal, which even being in a container can always move a bit, would have crushed these three young people who have been miraculously saved from certain death”.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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