Spain Mounts Search for Missing Vessels Carrying Moroccan Immigrants
Two vessels believed to be carrying up to 64 Moroccan illegal immigrants have been reported missing in the Mediterranean since Thursday, Spanish rescue services said Saturday.
Spain has sent a plane, two helicopters and two tugs to the area where they are believed to have disappeared.
The alert was given by relatives who have been without news of the would-be immigrants since they left Nagor, northeast Morocco, heading for Spain on Thursday.
They fear the two vessels ran out of fuel at sea -- ALMEIRA, Spain (AFP)