A unit of the Moroccan Royal Navy intercepted three new boats departing from Senegal, arriving in Dakhla, Morocco. The vessels carried 140, 103, and 145 passengers respectively. Most of the migrants aboard are of Senegalese origin, with others hailing from Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mali.
The boats set sail from Saint-Louis, Senegal, on October 29, 2023, with the majority of the passengers reportedly aiming to reach the Canary Islands. Upon arrival in Dakhla, the rescued individuals, including five women and two minors, received necessary medical care before being handed over to the National Security authorities in Dakhla for standard administrative procedures.
Despite the challenges and dangers involved, many young people continue to brave the sea in their pursuit of a better life in Europe.