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36 migrants rescued in the English Channel off Calais

2020-07-17T00:43:51.031Z

They were rescued while they were in 3 boats in difficulty, and were trying to reach Great Britain.Rescues are linked in the Channel. After the rescue of 21 migrants on Saturday, thirty-six migrants in three struggling boats were rescued Wednesday, off Calais while trying to reach Britain, said the maritime prefecture. Since Saturday, 125 migrants rescued on the French side Tuesday evening, around 11:15 pm, a boat of migrants contacted "directly" the regional operational center of surveillanc...



Rescues are linked in the Channel. After the rescue of 21 migrants on Saturday, thirty-six migrants in three struggling boats were rescued Wednesday, off Calais while trying to reach Britain, said the maritime prefecture.

Since Saturday, 125 migrants rescued on the French side

Tuesday evening, around 11:15 pm, a boat of migrants contacted "directly" the regional operational center of surveillance and rescue (Cross) to request assistance, according to the statement of the prefecture. 4 hours later, the 19 migrants who were on board this engine-broken boat were rescued.

On Wednesday morning, nine migrants were taken care of by rescue workers, then eight other migrants were rescued by rescuers at sea while their boat was also broken down.

Since Saturday, at least 125 migrants have been rescued on the French side while trying to cross the Channel. The maritime prefect of the English Channel and the North Sea has warned migrants who plan to cross the English Channel, one of the busiest areas in the world and where the weather conditions are often difficult, although they have been four times more would like to attempt the crossing in 2019. Last year, nearly 2,500 migrants trying to cross the Channel to reach Great Britain were rescued at sea.

Source: leparis

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