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Illegal Immigration: Royal Navy Helps 16 Boats in Difficulty with 308 Would-be Immigrants on Board

Rabat  -  
Units of the Royal Navy, while patrolling the Moroccan territorial waters, assisted, on Oct 26, 16 inflatable boats carrying 308 would-be immigrants, including 187 sub-Saharans, said a military source.
Illegal Immigration: Royal Navy Helps 16 Boats in Difficulty with 308 Would-be Immigrants on Board
27 October 2018

Sailing the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, the said boats were facing difficulties due to engine failure and bad weather.

The would-be immigrants were brought safe and sound to the nearest Moroccan ports, the same source added.

One of the boats sank right after the rescue operation, it said.

Last modified : 27 October 2018

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