The Senegalese navy carried out a search and rescue mission on Saturday after a ship carrying about 60 migrants capsized earlier within the week, in response to a navy assertion and an area official.
The boat flipped over about 15 kilometres (9 miles) off the northern metropolis of Saint-Louis, mentioned the official, who requested to not be recognized. The accident occurred on Wednesday evening, the navy assertion mentioned.
These on board have been making an attempt to succeed in Spain, naval spokesman Ameth Sow instructed native TV.
Senegal is a well-liked jumping-off level for migrants making an attempt to make the hazardous journey to the Spanish-owned Canary Islands – a gateway to the European Union.
The navy “rescued 11 individuals, together with eight Senegalese and three Gambians, and recovered a dull physique,” the navy assertion on Friday mentioned.
The search is being performed with the Spanish Guardia Civil, it mentioned.
Senegal receives help from the EU for its efforts to manage unlawful migration.Would-be migrants typically attempt to attain the Canary Islands by canoe.
The Worldwide Organisation for Migration reported 140 deaths in a single shipwreck off the coast of Senegal on the finish of October 2020, a determine disputed by the Senegalese authorities.