Maritime Safety Agency boat in the Balearics transferring migrants

A Maritime Safety Agency boat transferring migrants.


Between 1am and 8.50am on Tuesday morning, eight boats with 108 migrants arrived in Balearic waters.

The first was sighted in Es Copinar in Formentera. It had 17 people - 15 men and two women. At around 2.35am, the radar system detected two boats in Mallorcan waters - 23 men and four women. At 3.50am, three boats were detected off Cabrera. There were 31 men and two women.

The other two boats were also detected off Cabrera - one at 7am with 12 men, the second at 8.50am with 19 men.

The national government delegation says that the migrants have been taken to police stations in Colonia Sant Jordi and Palma and, in respect of the migrants in Formentera, in Ibiza.

On Monday, two boats were detected, the first at 5.40pm in Formentera (twelve people) and the second later on off Cala Santanyi (eleven people).


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Robin / Hace 4 months

So of the 108 illegals, 100 were men , this seems to be a general rule of thumb . . I don't know the acceptance rate but regardless this is adding to the imbalance seen in many parts of Europe.