16 migrants rescued in Cadiz after 10 days in container on board a Liberian mercantile ship

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.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.