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Two Royal Navy Fighting Units Rescue 19 Would-be Illegal Immigrants off Casablanca (Statement)

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Two Royal Navy fighting units operating in the Atlantic rescued nineteen Moroccan would-be illegal immigrants, including a woman and a child, on Saturday, according to a statement by the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces.
Two Royal Navy Fighting Units Rescue 19 Would-be Illegal Immigrants off Casablanca (Statement)
09 September 2018

The individuals, who set sail in a wooden boat without any means of propulsion and without any awareness of the danger they face, were abandoned by their smuggler in the middle of the ocean, the same source points out.

Alerted by the families, the Royal Navy set in motion its units at sea, which located them the same day at around 8pm, 32 kilometres off Casablanca after several hours of searching, the statement notes.

It added that the rescued people, who were recovered by two of these fighting units, were brought back safe and sound to the Casablanca port.

Last modified : 09 September 2018

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