Up to 43 migrants aboard three makeshift vessels were rescued last week off the coast of Almería by the emergency services. In the first incident, a boat carrying 12 north African men was intercepted by a maritime patrol vessel, the Salvamar Spica, some 19 miles to the south east of Cabo de Gata. While transporting the migrants to the port of Almería, the crew received a new alert about a second vessel that had been spotted 27 miles south west of Cabo de Gata. Twelve more people were picked up, joining the 12 already rescued. In a separate incident, 19 migrants – including a woman and a minor - were rescued 18 miles east of Cabo de Gata. All were reported to be in good health.