Three migrants who stowed away on the rudder of a ship and traveled from Nigeria to the Canary Islands were rescued by the Spanish coastguard after the vessel finished an 11-day cruise.
The three stowaways were spotted perched precariously on the rudder of the oil and chemical tanker Althini II, mere feet above the waterline, however it is unknown if they spent the whole non-stop cruise teetering just over the North Atlantic waves.
The photos released by the ‘coastguards’ of Spain showed the young men who were under the big boat until the 11th night it sailed down the river from Lagos to Spain, their feet barely touching the water.
According to the report, the men seemed to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and Spanish authorities hurriedly transferred them to the hospital for medical attention
Photo Credit: SALVAMENTO MARITIMO