Five rescued from sea off Gibraltar

The inflatable dinghy was located seven kilomtres off Europa Point


Five immigrants were rescued from an inflatable dinghy seven kilomtres south of Europa Point on Sunday morning, 30 May.

At 9.24am the Royal Gibraltar Police Control Room received a distress call from a Moroccan male who was with four other males on a sinking three-metre long inflatable.

A coordinated rescue was launched involving RGP Marine Section officers, GDP, HM Customs, the Gibraltar Port Authority and the Spanish authorities.

At 9.44am the vessel was found in a shipping lane outside British Gibraltar Territorial Waters..

All five males, who were in good health, were rescued by Salvamento Marítimo with RGP Marine Section in attendance.