- Title: Spanish coast guard pick up migrant boat in Atlantic
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: ARUGUINEGUIN, GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN (DECEMBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) SPANISH COAST GUARD VESSEL APPROACHING DOCK MIGRANTS BEING HELPED OFF SHIP PARKED AMBULANCE VEHICLES VARIOUS OF PEOPLE DISEMBARKING SHIP AMBULANCES PEOPLE DISEMBARKING PEOPLE WALKING AROUND PARKED AMBULANCES
- Embargoed: 4th January 2020 00:08
- Keywords: Gran Canaria Spain Spanish coast guard migrants
- Location: ARUGUINEGUIN, GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN
- City: ARUGUINEGUIN, GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAS8213
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Spain's coast guard intercepted a boat carrying almost 30 migrants off the coast of the Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands in the Atlantic on Friday (December 20) and transported them to the island's port of Arguinenguin shortly before midnight.
Among the party were two children believed to be about two-years-old. All are in good health, the coast guard said.
Spain's ministry of interior reported that up to December 1, a total of 24,031 irregular migrants had arrived in Spain by sea, 29% less than the same time last year.
(Production: Borja Suarez, Catherine Macdonald)
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