Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 9th of January 2016Case name
: Alarm Phone alerted to boat in Western Med; intercepted by Moroccan NavyStatus of WTM Investigation
: Concluded Place of Incident
: Western Mediterranean SeaSummary of the Case:
On Tuesday the 9th of February 2016 the Alarm Phone was directly called from a Moroccan number at about 8am. We spoke to a woman who informed us that she was on a boat on open waters, with a baby on board. She told us that a big red boat, probably a rescue vessel was nearby and she assumed that her boat had already entered Spanish territorial waters. 50 minutes later, at 8.50am, we talked again to the women, but the phone connection was too bad to understand her. During the next 90 minutes, we not able to reach the travellers again, but at 10.20am, in another phone call with them, we learned that the Moroccan Navy had intercepted the travellers and had brought them back to Morocco. Afterwards, we asked activists from Morocco to call the travellers again in order to get an update on their situation. Unfortunately, they were not able to reach them.