US and Moroccan Navy rescue 103 migrants off African coast

The Las Palmas Rescue Coordination Center, based in the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco, got reports of the 2 migrant rafts and informed Navy ships close by.

3 United States Coast Guard ships and a Royal Moroccan Navy frigate hurried to the reported place of the rafts, saving 103 migrants in all, stated the Navy’s Sixth Fleet, which runs around Europe and Africa. Images of the rescue supplied by the Navy program inflatable white rafts, with lots of migrants straddling the side of the raft due to the fact that they’re so overcrowded.

The crew of the USCGC Glen Harris help rescued migrants transfer from their small boat to the cutter in the Atlantic Ocean.

All of the migrants were moved to the Moroccan Navy once they ran out the water and supported. 2 departed migrants were likewise pulled from the water.

The Coast Guard vessels were on regular implementation to the area when they were sent out to the maritime rescue.

“The U.S. Coast Guard will always conduct our core mission of search and rescue and observe the international law of the sea and maritime custom to assist any mariners in distress,” stated Cmdr. Justin Nadolny, commanding officer of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Thetis. The Thetis is among the 3 Cutters that reacted, along with the Glen Harris and Emlen Tunnell.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.