Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 6th of December 2016
Case name: 2016_12_06-WM128
Situation: Travellers intercepted by Moroccan Navy between Tangier and Tarifa
Status of WTM Investigation: Concluded
Place of Incident: Western Mediterranean Sea
Summary of the Case: On Tuesday the 6th of December 2016, at 9.03am, the Alarm Phone shift team received a call from a group of travellers in distress on their way from Morocco to Spain. They were travelling on an inflatable boat carrying 11 people, including two women. When they called us they had already been on their way for around 6 hours, and the boat was starting to lose air. At 9.22am we alerted the Spanish rescue organisation, Salvamento Maritimo (S.M.), to the case. At 9.51am we received an email from S.M. informing us that they had forwarded the case to the Moroccan Navy. At 11.23 we got a confirmation that the boat had been intercepted by the Moroccan Navy.
Last update: 15:59 Jan 15, 2017