Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 26th of September 2016Case name
: Alarm Phone informed about 9 travellers in Western Med, intercepted by Moroccan NavyStatus of WTM Investigation
: Concluded Place of Incident
: Western Mediterranean SeaSummary of the Case:
On Monday, the 26th of September 2016, at 9.28am, the Alarm Phone was called from a Moroccan number and informed about 9 people on board of a boat in distress, who had left from Tangier/Morocco to Tarifa/Spain. The phone number of the travellers was forwarded to us and we tried to call them at 9.34am, but their phone was switched off. At 11.07am, we tried to call the travellers again, but were not able to establish contact to them. 10 minutes later, we also sent a WhatsApp message to them. At 11.26am, we called the person back, who had initially informed us about the boat in distress. We were told that the travellers had left Tangier at 4am, but the contact person had also not been able to reach them after their departure. However, at 3pm, we were able to speak to one of the travellers via the contact person. The group had been intercepted and brought back to Morocco by the Moroccan Marine Royal.
Last update: 22:27 Oct 11, 2016