Madrid. After spending 11 starving and thirsty days at sea, shocking news has come to the rescue of three people by the Spanish coast guard. All these people, who were hiding in a big boat, left Lagos in Nigeria and reached the Canary Islands. According to a report in The Guardian, when they were all rescued they were showing symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia, after which they were immediately taken to a hospital on the island for treatment.
A user named Salvamento Maritimo posted this photo to Twitter on Monday. Three disguised passengers are shown at the helm of the oil and chemical tanker Alithini II.
The caption, when translated into English, read: “This afternoon, Salvamar Nunki rescued three passengers on the rudder of the ship Althini II, which was anchored in the port of Las Palmas and came from Nigeria. He was sent to port and is being treated.
Al Jazeera reported that the three migrants sat on a metal hull with their legs dangling a few meters above the Atlantic Ocean. The Maltese-flagged Alithini II arrived in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria on Monday afternoon after an 11-day voyage from Lagos, Nigeria, according to The Guardian, according to ship traffic.
The website further said that the dangerous crossing of migrants from North Africa to the Canaries had increased significantly since the end of 2021 after the tightening of controls on the Mediterranean route.
Tag: Nigeria, Spain
FIRST POST: November 29, 2022, 8:12 p.m. HST