According to Manchester Police Department and the North Sea, teams from the Regional Monitoring and Rescue Center rescued 143 migrants in the French region of Pas-de-Calais between Tuesday night and Thursday, September 29. Nord Littoral added that four migrants had been rescued on Thursday off the coast of the union territory of Pas-de-Calais.
The English Channel and North Sea Police said 143 migrants trying to cross from France to the UK had been rescued from drowning in the English Channel on three successive voyages. Nord Littoral reported that four more migrants had been rescued from Sangat Beach in Pas-de-Calais.
Rescue operations begin Between midnight Tuesday-Wednesday, September 28, 43 migrants were found on Merlimont beach and then taken to the port of Berk. The police headquarters also reported that three other migrants on the same boat have gone missing.
Thursday’s rescue of a boat carrying 50 migrants saw the rescue of 45 people who were drowning at sea, the Coast Guard of the Maritime Gendarmerie in the Boulogne-sur-Mer region said.
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The site saidNord Littoral“Emergency services and the Utopia 56 association intervened and rescued four migrants from the association beach, and the migrants said they had thrown themselves into the sea after the boat capsized. The four migrants were aged between 20 and 27, and were from Sudan, Yemen and Syria.
Journalist Simon Jones from the British side of the English Channel added that British authorities tracked around 499 migrants at sea today, September 30.
More than 30,000 immigrants came to the UK
Despite being one of the busiest sea routes in the world, and due to strong currents and low water temperatures, attempts to cross to the United Kingdom continue despite the dangers of the English Channel Road.
French and British authorities are still fighting smuggling gangs and trying to discourage migrants from crossing the canal. French police launched a crackdown on gangs smuggling migrants to England on September 22, seizing more than a dozen boats and 700 life jackets. Gang raids, according to Agence France-Presse.
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The British Ministry of Defense confirmed the arrival of 667 migrants on 15 boats, including children, on September 21, bringing the number of arrivals from France to the UK this year to more than 30,549.
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