24/03: 26 travelers started from Boujdour, rescue to Canary Islands

<b>Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 24th of March 2021</b>

<i>Case name</i>: 2021_03_24-WM572

<i>Situation</i>: 26 travelers (among them 4 children an 2 women) left from Boujdour, rescued to Canary Islan…

<b>Watch The Med Alarm Phone Investigations – 24th of March 2021</b> <i>Case name</i>: 2021_03_24-WM572 <i>Situation</i>: 26 travelers (among them 4 children an 2 women) left from Boujdour, rescued to Canary Islands by SM Las Palmas. <i>Status of WTM Investigation</i>: Concluded <i>Place of Incident</i>: Western Mediterranean Sea <i>Summary of the case</i>: On the 24th of March 2021 at 22:00h CET, the Alarm Phone was called by someone looking for his brother. He had left from Boujdour, Western Sahara/Morocco with approximately 20 travelers (among them 4 minors) towards the Canary Islands. According to the caller, they had left on 22nd March at 2:00h CET in the morning, local time. We received two phone numbers from the boat.At 22:34h CET, our shift team informed the Spanish Search and Rescue organization Salvamento Marítimo (SM) Las Palmas via e-mail and phone call. At 23:21h CET, we talked to SM Las Palmas again who confirmed they would lauch a search mission with airplanes as soon as the day would break. At 01:57h CET, a second friend of somebody on the boat contacted the Alarm Phone. We received the additional information that there were two women on the boat and that it was a black boat with two engines. We informed the caller that authorities were already informed and would launch an operation.The next morning (25th March), the travelers were not reachable. At 07:50h CET, we talked to the brother who had alerted us in the first place and received a correction of the time of departure. The travelers had started in the morning of 23rd, instead of 22nd. At 07:58h CET, we send this correction to SM Las Palmas via e-mail. At 08:30h CET, the worried brother called our hotline again, asking for news. He send us a name and a picture of his brother on the boat. The travelers were still not reachable for the next hours. At 13:40h CET, we called SM Las Palmas, but they did not have news. Their aircrafts were still searching. At 21:26h CET, we received an e-mail from SM Las Palmas, reporting about the rescue of 26 travelers (among them 4 children an 2 women) from a green wooden boat. They were asking if it could be the boat we had alerted them to. At 22:20h CET, we sent the name and a picture of one of the persons from the boat to SM, so they could check if this person was on the rescued boat. The next morning (26th March) at 12:18h CET, SM Las Palmas confirmed via e-mail that the person of whom we had sent the name and picture was on the rescued boat. Our shift team informed the friend and the relative about the rescue and closed the case. <i>Twitter chronology</i>: 25.03: 09:48h CET: https://twitter.com/alarm_phone/status/1375006555700133888 19:51h CET: https://twitter.com/alarm_phone/status/1375158291106574340

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