Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 08th of September 2016Case name
: Alarm Phone alerted to 1 emergency situation in the Western MedStatus of WTM Investigation
: Concluded Place of Incident
: Western Mediterranean SeaSummary of the Case:
On Thursday the 8th of September 2016, the Alarm Phone shift team was contacted at 6.27am by a person who was on a boat in distress with 7 other travellers. They had left from Tangier at approximately 5am. At 6.32 the Spanish search and rescue organisation Salvamento Maritimo confirmed that they were in contact with the boat and were looking for the 8 travellers. When we were able to get in touch with the group again at 6.58am, it was clear that they were seriously anxious and distressed and it was difficult to gather any further information about their situation. Salvamento Maritimo confirmed to us at 7.40am that the vessel had been found by the Moroccan Navy. The travellers were returned to Morocco.