Forty migrants found adrift off Cadiz coast

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Forty Moroccan immigrants were intercepted by Spanish authorities aboard two boats off the southern province of Cadiz.

19 July 2008

ALGECIRAS - Forty Moroccan immigrants were intercepted by Spanish authorities aboard two boats off the southern province of Cadiz on Monday morning, while a third, with 36 immigrants on board, was found adrift near the southeastern province of Almeria.

One of the boats off Cadiz was intercepted by the coastguard after being spotted by a tug as it approached the coast near Algeciras at around 10am on Monday. The 35 men on board were said to be in a good state of health. Five other Moroccans had been picked up earlier in the day from another vessel in the same location.

In Almeria, 36 sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued 14 miles from the coastal town of Adra after one of them called Spanish emergency services on his cellphone. He said the boat had been adrift for several days after departing from Morocco.

[El Pais / Expatica]

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