Dakhla: Royal Navy Assists 141 Sub-Saharan Would-be Migrants

19 February 2024
Dakhla: Royal Navy Assists 141 Sub-Saharan Would-be Migrants


A Royal Navy combat unit on a maritime patrol mission assisted, on Sunday, 274 km southwest of Dakhla, a boat in difficulty with 141 sub-Saharan would-be migrants on board, following information received from the National Maritime Rescue and Coordination Center.

The 141 sub-Saharans, including 3 women and 2 minors, were all rescued, according to a statement by the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, stressing that, given the unfavorable weather conditions, the assistance and rescue operation lasted fifteen hours.

The would-be migrants set sail from the Mauritanian coast on Saturday February 10, intending to reach the Canary Islands, according to the same source.

The rescued people received the necessary care before being taken to the port of Dakhla and handed over to the Royal Gendarmerie for the usual administrative procedures.

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