SPANISH COASTGUARD RESCUES 600 MIGRANTS IN 24 HOURS, AMID SURGE IN ARRIVALS VIA MOROCCO
August 18, 2017
Some 600 migrants attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain have been rescued in just 24 hours, amid a surge in arrivals on what has become the fastest growing sea route to Europe.
The Spanish Coastguard said that most migrants crossing from Morocco used flimsy, inflatable rafts without engines - “toy boats” which were not fit for the sea, making the challenges for the coastguard “very complicated”.
Source: The Daily Telegraph