The emergency and rescue teams attended to at least 788 migrants, including about 80 minors and about 45 women, that they were trying to reach the Canary Islands aboard eight barges that arrived in El Hierro, two; Tenerife, four (one of them still without data); and Lanzarote, two.
In the case of the two vessels that arrived at The iron, They were rescued by the Salvamar Adhara Maritime Rescue Service and, on the first night of the night, 159 occupants of sub-Saharan origin were traveling (145 men, 4 women and 10 minors), who were detected by the SIVE when they were 7.4 miles away. south of this island, where they landed at 01:47 hours.
The second canoe to reach the southern island was carrying 257 people, including 15 women and 32 minors, as reported by 112 Canarias.
The crew members of these canoes have been transferred to the temporary stay centers on the island, where they will remain in police custody until they are transferred to other resources outside the island, according to sources from the migrant care unit.
According to sources from the Government Delegation, today the transfer of 180 of these migrants who arrived in El Hierro will take place on the regular Naviera Armas ship, bound for Tenerife.