Morocco’s Royal Navy Halts Irregular Migration: Canoe Intercepted 70km Off Dakhla

Mouad Boudina
Mouad Boudina
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A Royal Navy frigate, engaged in a maritime patrol mission, effectively intercepted a canoe located roughly 70 kilometers southwest of Dakhla this past Sunday. The intercepted watercraft, transporting 57 Sub-Saharan individuals with aspirations of undertaking irregular migration, notably comprised four women displaying noticeable signs of fatigue.

According to an official statement from the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, the intercepted canoe unmistakably aimed to reach the Canary Islands, providing insight into the wider context of irregular migration dynamics in the region.

Post-interception, the individuals on board the canoe received essential medical care aboard the frigate before being transported to the port of Dakhla. After this, they were handed over to the Royal Gendarmerie for adherence to standard administrative procedures, as per established protocols.

This incident underscores the ongoing complexities and efforts involved in maritime security and immigration control, emphasizing the coordinated response of the Royal Armed Forces in effectively addressing such scenarios. The unwavering commitment to ensuring safety and adhering to legal procedures is evident in the thorough management of those rescued from the intercepted vessel.

Mouad Boudina

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