Three migrant boats intercepted off the Balearic Islands


Three migrant boats intercepted off the Balearic Islands. Image – Policia Nacional

Three boats with 45 migrants on board were intercepted off the Balearic Islands on October 29.

In total, three boats with 45 migrants on board were intercepted at dawn on October 29 in the waters of Formentera, Llucmajor and Santanyi.

The first boat was intercepted at 12:03 am when Salvamento Maritimo spotted a boat in the waters of Formentera in which were 12 migrants of Algerian origin.

The second action took place two hours later when 21 people, also of Algerian origin, were rescued in the waters of Cala Pi in the municipality of Llucmajor.

Finally, the third of the boats was located half an hour later in the waters near the coast of the Ses Salines lighthouse in the municipality of Santanyi carrying 12 people, also of Algerian origin.

All the migrants have been transferred to Palma.

Migrants can stay in this place in police custody for up to 72 hours. Then, following the usual procedure and once the Covid test results are available, the migrants will be made available to the health authorities or referred to the CIE to be returned to their country of origin or referred to the humanitarian reception system, according to each. situation.


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