Dozens of African migrants rescued in Brazil after 35 days at sea

In this photo released by Maranhao state, an unidentified African migrant arrives after he was rescued by fishermen, at the pier of Sao Jose de Ribamar, Brazil, Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Dozens of African migrants found drifting aboard a vessel in the northern coast of Brazil have been rescued, according to local media reports.

The migrants are believed to be from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cape Verde were rescued by fishermen on Saturday, after traveling 35 days at sea, authorities told a Brazilian newspaper.