Tunisian National Security Forces Spokesperson Husameddin al-Jababli made a written statement about the sinking boat from his social media account.
Cebabli stated that a boatman fishing off the city of Sfaks in the southern part of the country and near the island of Kerkana found the sinking boat, and that 4 irregular migrants were rescued by maritime security teams. Cebabli stated that search and rescue efforts continue for the 15 immigrants who disappeared.
More than 27 thousand immigrants caught in Tunisia in 3 months
Tunisian National Security Forces, in a statement on 7 April, reported that nearly 900 irregular migration attempts were prevented and more than 27 thousand irregular migrants, mostly from Sub-Saharan African countries, were caught in the operations carried out between January 1 and March 31 off the coast of Tunisia.