29th Nov 2022 @ 11:15 am

The Salvamento Maritimo find three men sitting on the rudder of an oil tanker on it’s way from Nigeria to Gran Canaria.

Photo: Salvamento Maritimo.

The three men have been hospitalised due to dehydration after surviving eleven days sitting on the rudder of an oil tanker just a few feet above the water.

They were rescued by Salvamento Maritimo on Tuesday after being spotted on the oil tanker’s rudder. The men were provided with initial medial care at a port in Gran Canaria and were later taken to hospital.

The tanker left Lagos on November 17th according to various tracking websites.

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