The Spanish coastguard has rescued three migrants stowed away on a ship that arrived in the Canary Islands from Nigeria.
Spanish coastguard finds 3 Nigerians under ship coming from Lagos
The authorities confirmed that the migrants were taken into the port and attended to by health services.
A photograph showing the trio was distributed on Twitter by the coastguard on Monday, November 28, 2022.
Where they stayed: They are seen sitting on the rudder of the oil and chemical tanker Althini II.
What you should know: The vessel arrived in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria after an 11-day trip from Lagos, according to Marine Traffic.
What foreign authorities did: The authorities confirmed that the migrants were taken into the port and attended to by health services.
Why this is important: The Canary Islands is a famous route for African migrants attempting to reach Europe. Spanish data shows migration by sea to the archipelago jumped 51% in the first five months of the year compared to a year earlier.
The names and identities of the Nigerians are yet to be revealed.
The Nigerian government is also yet to address this event.
More details soon...
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