The crew of the Maritime Police service in Selvagens yesterday carried out a control operation and inspections of three foreign sailboats that approached those islands and wanted to anchor there and disembark eleven crew.

According to information released this afternoon by the Maritime Police, the three sailboats had the home port of Quinta do Lorde, in Caniçal, and intended to continue the trip to Lanzarote, La Palma and La Gomera in the Canary Islands. Police officers found the documentation of sailboats and crew and rescue means existing on board, “being all in legal status.”

The Maritime Police said that carrying out the maritime surveillance radar system to feature “Costa Segura”, which is under permanent monitoring. Police highlighted the Selvagens has the primary mission to ensure the effective exercise of state authority, particularly as regards the surveillance, monitoring, patrolling and police exercise, especially for the protection and preservation of the marine environment and safety navigation, people and goods across the maritime area.