29 November 2022: Gran Canaria, Spain

Three stowaways were found sitting on the rudder of a ship as it concluded an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, according to Spanish Coast Guard authorities. A photo shared by the coastguard shows the three men sitting on the rudder at the stern of the oil tanker, their feet dangling several feet above the water. The men were taken to hospital at the tanker’s destination in Gran Canaria and treated for dehydration. It’s unknown if they spent the entire journey perched on the rudder or were stowing away in other areas of the ship. The ship originated in Lagos, Nigeria, 2700 miles away.