Latest Strait of Gibraltar News

The Latest: Moroccan Navy rescues 330 migrants in 2 days

Jul. 5, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Morocco says that the Royal Navy has rescued about 330 migrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in unseaworthy craft. The official MAP news agency said that there were numerous attempts to reach Spain early Friday and late...

Spain reports nearly 300 migrants rescued at sea in 2 days

Jun. 23, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it picked up 290 migrants over the weekend while they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea in small boats unfit for open water. The rescue service said it pulled a total of 153 migrants from four boats on Saturday, and another 137 from four more boats...

Spain reports 100 migrants rescued at sea in 1 day

Jun. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says over 100 migrants have been rescued from three boats attempting to reach Europe from northern Africa. The maritime rescue service said one of the boats discovered Saturday carried eight people in the Strait of Gibraltar. Two larger boats, one with 58...

The Latest: Spain saves 292 migrants crossing Mediterranean

Jun. 17, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 292 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa. The agency says those rescued from five boats Monday included 17 women and three...