• RHIB chase ends in fire and four arrests

    RHIB chase ends in fire and four arrests0

    A Gibraltarian man was among four people arrested by the Guardia Civil after their rigid-hulled inflatable boat caught fire during a chase. The RHIB, which was loaded with canisters of fuel but was not carrying any illicit substances, was chased down the Spanish coastline from about 10 miles off Malaga toward the Strait of Gibraltar.

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  • Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar

    Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar0

    Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Spanish authorities in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent days, with authorities in Tarifa having to equip a municipal gym to accommodate them once on land. With reception centres increasingly under strain, Tarifa’s municipal authorities, working alongside the Guardia Civil, the police, the Red Cross and the Spanish maritime

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  • Spanish maritime rescue service saves nearly 500 migrants

    Spanish maritime rescue service saves nearly 500 migrants0

    Spain’s maritime rescue service has said it saved 476 migrants who were attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Africa. The migrants were pulled from 15 small boats on Friday and Saturday, but there were no reported casualties. Separately, a Spanish non-profit body dedicated to helping migrants at sea rescued 105 other migrants in waters near

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