Three Nigerian Men That Sailed To Spain Sitting On Oil Ship’s Rudder Rescued

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Three Nigerian Men That Sailed To Spain Sitting On Oil Ship’s Rudder Rescued
Three Nigerian Men That Sailed To Spain Sitting On Oil Ship’s Rudder Rescued

Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it has rescued three stowaways found on a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands after the vessel sailed there from Nigeria.

The men, found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port, appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on the island for medical attention, Spain’s Salvamento Marítimo said.

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The agency shared a photo of the three men sitting on top of the rudder under the ship’s massive hull with their feet hanging only a few centimeters from the water.


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According to the MarineTraffic website that tracks ships, the Malta-flagged vessel left Lagos, Nigeria, on Nov. 17 and arrived in Las Palmas on Monday after an 11-day journey. The distance is roughly 3,000 kilometers
(AP)


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