Canary Islands: a route for African migrants

Spanish coastguard finds 3 Nigerians under ship coming from Lagos

Tre migranti hanno viaggiato per undici giorni sul timone di una petroliera

Erano partiti dalla Nigeria e sono arrivati lunedì pomeriggio nelle Canarie, in Spagna.

The authorities confirmed that the migrants were taken into the port and attended to by health services.

The Spanish coastguard has rescued three migrants stowed away on a ship that arrived in the Canary Islands from Nigeria.

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.

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.

presented by Romano Pisciotti

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