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42 rescued from an open patera adrift

42 rescued from an open patera adrift

photo : Salvamento Maritimo Twitter A Helimer 210 Sea Air Rescue helicopter on Sunday afternoon located a patera (open boat) 14 nautical miles south west of Maspalomas. It’s 42 occupants were rescued by the Salvamento Maritimo vessels S/Menkalinan, Guardamar Talia and LS Scylla. The boat was later taken to the harbour in Arguineguín, southwest Gran Canaria. […]

42 rescued from an open patera adrift

42 rescued from an open patera adrift

photo : Salvamento Maritimo Twitter A Helimer 210 Sea Air Rescue helicopter on Sunday afternoon located a patera (open boat) 14 nautical miles south west of Maspalomas. It’s 42 occupants were rescued by the Salvamento Maritimo vessels S/Menkalinan, Guardamar Talia and LS Scylla. The boat was later taken to the harbour in Arguineguín, southwest Gran Canaria. […]

42 rescued from an open patera adrift

42 rescued from an open patera adrift

photo : Salvamento Maritimo Twitter A Helimer 210 Sea Air Rescue helicopter on Sunday afternoon located a patera (open boat) 14 nautical miles south west of Maspalomas. It’s 42 occupants were rescued by the Salvamento Maritimo vessels S/Menkalinan, Guardamar Talia and LS Scylla. The boat was later taken to the harbour in Arguineguín, southwest Gran Canaria. […]

Newsbrief: Six detained for selling counterfeit sportswear

Newsbrief: Six detained for selling counterfeit sportswear

Policia Nacional have detained six people in San Bartolomé de Tirajana for selling counterfeit sports clothing on the south of the Island. All six have police records for similar accusations. 363 items of sportswear were seized from stores located in shopping centers at Bahia Feliz, San Agustín and Playa del Inglés, mostly sportswear from international football club brands, […]

No Serious Injuries Tarajilillo Campsite fire

No Serious Injuries Tarajilillo Campsite fire

Plume of smoke – Courtesy of the Bomberos The final toll of the campsite fire earlier has been reported to have been six caravans, destroyed, and five burned out motor cars, this Sunday afternoon in Tarajaliillo, El Berriel, on the south east coast of Gran Canaria. Though ferocious flames enveloped the scene, black, acrid smoke plumed into the air visible for […]

El Berriel Campsite Fire in Bahia Feliz

El Berriel Campsite Fire in Bahia Feliz

Thick black smoke could be seen from the beaches of Maspalomas as emergency services and fire crews were called to a blaze along the edge of the camping site at El Berriel this afternoon, The Canary News was live at the scene. After at least four cars and caravans caught light around 3.30pm, three fire […]

Newsbrief: Canary Islands tourists spent €12.859 billion in 2015

Newsbrief: Canary Islands tourists spent €12.859 billion in 2015

Tourist expenditure grew by 3.34 % last year in the Canary Islands, according to the tourist Expenditure Survey released this week by the National Institute of Statics (INE). Spending in the Canary Islands was the second highest overall in Spain, at €12.859 billion representing 19.1% of the national total, behind Catalunya‘s €15.81b (23.5%), in first place, and ahead of the […]

Man arrested for beating a small dog

Man arrested for beating a small dog

Policia Nacional agents have arrested a 26 year-old foreign man in San Fernando de Maspalomas (Gran Canaria) on suspicion of animal abuse after being reported for assaulting a small dog in the street. Several witnesses say they saw the alleged perpetrator hitting the little dog with his fists, kicking and even biting the animal on the neck, according […]

Open Doors Weekend Museum & Art Centers

Open Doors Weekend Museum & Art Centers

Museum and Art Centres across the island are offering free entrance all this weekend. The Cabildo de Gran Canaria network of museums and art centers, managed by the Ministry of Culture, are having an “open doors” weekend ( 6-7 February ) with free entrance for all to enjoy the exhibitions and museums. The history of Gran Canaria […]