UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — France has rescued 22 migrants stranded in the English Channel while trying to reach Britain, French maritime authorities said Sunday.
It said in a statement that a “semi-rigged boat carrying 22 immigrants”, including a woman and a child, was found after being “stranded” off the coast of Dunkirk.
The immigrants were returned to Dunkirk.
On Thursday night, 24 migrants were rescued in the English Channel.
British Home Secretary Pretty Patel is due to discuss the issue with her French counterpart, Christophe Castagnier, after a sharp increase in the number of migrants crossing the sea.
Attempts to cross the English Channel are extremely dangerous due to heavy maritime traffic, strong currents and freezing temperatures.
Britain currently has three pieces of border guards in the Channel.
Since January, Britain has returned more than 65 people who arrived illegally in small boats, according to Home Office data.
This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.
OBSERVATORY NEWS — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.
Contact us: [email protected]
Stay connected with News Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.
Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.
We are NEWS OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.