17th Oct 2022 @ 9:00 am

Marine rescue services have intercepted four inflatable craft off the south-east coast of Lanzarote.

The four vessels contained a total of 180 people, among whom where 19 women and 15 children.

The first boat was detected at 8.20 yesterday, and a Marine rescue ship encountered a second boat as it returned to Arrecife. The other two vessels arrived in the early hours.

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