According to Spanish TV channel, Ceuta Tv, the migrants were heading to Spain. The coast-guard were notified by the Spanish authorities who reported the sighting of a boat carrying migrants at risk.
The TV channel added that the rescued migrants are in good health and have been transferred on board a Spanish boat, where they received the necessary care, nutrition, and medical examination.
Thousands of undocumented migrants have tried to reach the Eldorado by sea through the Straits of Gibraltar in 2017.
In August 2017, about 600 migrants attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain were rescued. Morocco has been a crossing point for sub-Saharan migrants and refugees from the Middle East, who are wishing to reach Europe looking for better life and escaping political and social unrests in their homelands.