Royal Navy rescues 34 irregular migrants off Tarfaya

On the morning of Tuesday, August 16, 2022, the security authorities of the port of Tarfaya received a distress call from a rubber boat carrying 34 irregular migrants, including 3 women and a child, most of whom have citizenship. Sierra Leonean and a citizen likely to be Moroccan.

An informed source said that the Royal Navy moved as soon as they received the news to the location of the inflatable, which was contacted by a person claiming to be Moroccan, after initially being unable to communicate with them. people who only spoke English.

The Royal Navy was able to rescue all of them except the person who spoke to them in Arabic (Darija), who was lost and could not be found among them, after that the others were moved to a shelter at Al-Tah Group. (40 km east of Tarfaya) and received medical assistance.