MADRID – Sixteen sub-Saharan migrants were rescued at the Port of Cadiz after they were found in a shipping container aboard a Liberian mercantile ship that left Ghana 10 days ago and had stopped at the Port of Algeciras.
The migrants, all of whom were adult males, were found crowded in the container in extreme conditions aboard the container ship “Panther”, which docked on Sunday at the APM Terminal in Algeciras, said police sources cited by Spanish daily Europa Sur.
Shouts coming from a caisson stowed between the warehouse and the cargo ship’s cover caught the attention of a team of unloaders at the port, which led to the discovery of the men.
Despite the hard conditions during the long crossing, the migrants were treated at the port without needing to be transferred to hospital. They were subsequently taken to a temporary holding centre to await repatriation.