NewsThey saved the immigrants. A moment later, the Africans attacked with knives

They saved the immigrants. A moment later, the Africans attacked with knives

They saved the immigrants. A moment later, the Africans attacked with knives
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7:07 PM EDT, October 6, 2023

The crew of the Dutch ship found themselves in danger after the immigrants they rescued staged a rebellion. Attempting to take over the ship, they pulled out knives. The Dutch managed to deal with them. "We are proud of our heroes," say the ship's owners.

On Monday evening, while en route to one of the Canary Islands, Dutch sailors in the Atlantic waters stumbled upon a boat with dozens of migrants. An emergency situation developed and the crew of the Vos Pace intervened to save their lives - reported the Spanish news agency EFE, citing police sources.

The rescue operation took place in the area of operation of the Moroccan Maritime Rescue Service. The ship's captain informed the coordinating center in the capital of Morocco about the situation - he received an order to transport the rescued migrants to the port of Tan-Tan.

On the way, the Dutch encountered a second wooden boat with migrants. They also took them on board. In total, as reported by the Dutch public broadcaster NOS, the crew of the Vos Pace rescued 79 immigrants from Africa.

They staged a rebellion on board after being sent to Africa

When the immigrants realized they were sailing to Morocco instead of the Canary Islands, they started a rebellion on board. Chaos ensued - foreign media reports. Several immigrants were reportedly threatening the Dutch with knives. They tried to take over the vessel.

Ultimately, the captain decided to change course to the Canary Island, Fuerteventura. Upon landing, nine immigrants were immediately arrested for assault on the ship.

- We should not underestimate what happened there - said the spokesperson of the transport company from Breda, the ship's owner. He emphasized that they are proud of the behavior of the tugboat's crew.

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