Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 10th of December 2016
Case name: 2016_12_10-WM129
Situation: 10 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 Saturday the 10th of December 2016, at 9.00am, a contact person in Morocco alerted the Alarm Phone shift team to a boat on its way from Tangier to Tarifa, forwarding us the phone number. We managed to reach the travellers who informed us that they were a group of 10 people, including one woman, and that they had left six hours earlier. They told us that they could see a rescue vessel close to them, but it was not certain whether this was a Spanish or Moroccan vessel. At 9.25 we called the Spanish rescue organisation Salvamento Maritimo (S.M.) who told us that they were already aware of the case and working on coordinating the rescue. They also told us that the Moroccan Navy had been informed about the case as well. At 11.44am we called S.M. again, and they confirmed that the travellers had been intercepted by the Moroccan Navy.
Last update: 16:00 Jan 15, 2017