Coast guards of the Royal Navy rescued in the past 48 hours makeshift boats carrying 244 would-be immigrants, the majority of them of Sub-Saharan origin, a military source said.

Some of the migrants who were in a poor health condition received the necessary health care on board the Royal Navy units.

All the migrants were brought back safe and sound to the different ports of the Kingdom and handed over to the Gendarmerie Royale for the usual procedures, according to the same source.