14th Jul 2022 @ 12:33 pm

The Maritime Rescue Services have come to the aid of a patera that was reported 90 kilometres off the coast of Lanzarote.

The patera had originally been spotted by a commercial container ship at approximately 8am and was reported to emergency services. The ship stayed close to the patera until help arrived.

A crew member onboard noted that the boat was sailing when they spotted it, however, it wasn’t moving in any one direction leading them to presume they had lost their path.

Emergency services have indicated that 55 were travelling on the boat, including ten women and seven children.

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