On Friday, more than a hundred migrants were already helped when attempting a similar crossing, as rising temperatures with the arrival of summer favor this type of departure.
This morning, migrants in distress in Largo de Sangat, near Calais, contacted the Regional Center for Monitoring and Relief Operations in Gres-Nez. Five outcasts, including a pregnant woman, were rescued and ended up disembarking at the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Later, another ship, with 22 items on board, indicated an engine failure and was collected in the port of Dunkirk.
And the Regional Operational Center for Monitoring and Relief in Gres-Nez will be contacted again by a third ship, with 20 people on board, for the same reason. It was up to the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer to welcome him.
Safe and sound, they were under the responsibility of the firefighters, foreign service and the French frontier.
Since the end of 2018, illegal crossings of migrants across the English Channel, seeking to reach the UK, have doubled, despite repeated warnings from authorities warning of the danger of heavy traffic, strong currents and low water temperatures.
In 2020, more than 9,500 crossings or attempted crossings were recorded, four times more than in 2019, according to data from maritime authorities. Six people have died and three are missing, after four people died in 2019.
CYP // PJA
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