Over 250 Migrants Rescued Off Spanish Coast On Saturday - Maritime Safety Agency

Over 250 Migrants Rescued Off Spanish Coast on Saturday - Maritime Safety Agency

MADRID (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th October, 2018) The Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Society (SASEMAR) said on Saturday that it had saved more than 250 migrants who were heading to Spain via the Mediterranean Sea over the past 24 hours.

SASEMAR said that 246 migrants on six boats were rescued in the Alboran Sea, and another 11 migrants on one boat were saved near the port of Cartagena.

According to the International Organization for Migration, Spain currently tops the list of Mediterranean countries by the number of migrant sea arrivals, with over 45,000 migrants arriving in the country since the beginning of the year.

Over 85,000 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea in 2018, and more than 1,750 people are feared dead or missing.

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