Foreign Office updates Morocco advice after tourists on jet skis are shot dead

Jet ski tourists shot dead in Morocco
By Linsey McNeill
01/09/2023
Home » Foreign Office updates Morocco advice after tourists on jet skis are shot dead

Two tourists have been shot dead after they allegedly strayed into Algerian waters on jet skis they’d hired in the Moroccan resort of Saidia.

The French-Moroccan dual-nationals were in a group of four, one of whom was arrested by Algerian officials who had fired at the group from a dinghy.

One of the four made it back to Morocco, where they told media that the group had got lost and ran out of fuel before they were shot at.

Morocco and Algeria have a long history of tension and the border between the two was closed in 1994.

In an update to its travel advice, the Foreign Office said: “Be aware that the border extends into the sea. If you are in a boat or hiring a jet ski, make sure you know where the maritime border is and remain clearly within Moroccan territorial waters.

“Check you have enough fuel to be able to return to shore. In August 2023, two tourists holidaying in Morocco who had allegedly strayed into Algerian waters on their jet skis were shot dead.  The tourists had set off from the Moroccan tourist resort of Saidia.”

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