Maritime Rescue transferred a total of 102 migrants of sub-Saharan origin to Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) on Monday night who sailed aboard two boats bound for the Canary archipelago. In the group there were several minors, as published by the Security and Emergencies service of the Government of the Canary Islands (Cecoes 1-1-2) on its Twitter account.
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Both pneumatic-type boats were sighted in the same area by the Sasemar 101 Maritime Rescue, an aircraft that has been in service since 2007, more than 80 miles from Fuerteventura, and the Guardamar Thalia —A rapid intervention search and rescue patrol boat— he was in charge of proceeding to rescue the people who were on board.
The group of migrants rescued consisted of 80 men, 19 women and three minors, most of them in good health, except for four people who required health care, as reported by the Coordinating Center for Emergencies and Security.
Also in the vicinity of the island, Salvamento Marítimo located on October 7 two inflatable boats that were trying to reach the coast. One of them carried 56 immigrants of sub-Saharan origin on board, among them 47 adult men and nine women, who were picked up about 80 kilometers south of the island by Salvamar Mizar, which took them to the port of Gran Tarajal. Another boat, boarded by Guardamar Thalia, helped another inflatable boat in the same area, with 55 sub-Saharan immigrants on board, including five women.
The Canarian route of immigration has registered more than twice the number of deaths so far this year than in the same period of 2020. Only in August 379 people died, one of the most tragic months on record in this area of the Atlantic , according to United Nations data.