Moroccan Royal Navy unit assists 42 sub-Saharan migrants

Rabat, A Moroccan Royal Navy unit intercepted, Saturday, 200 km southwest of Dakhla, a pirogue carrying 42 would-be irregular migrants of Malian nationality, according to a military source.

According to Maghreb Arabe Press (MAP), the pirogue in question had set sail from the town of Nouakchott in Mauritania on October 22, with the intention of traveling to the Canary Islands, the source added.

The rescued individuals were safely brought to the port of Dkhila (200 km south of Dakhla). They were then handed over to the Royal Gendarmerie for the usual administrative procedures.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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