French Ships Rescue 102 Migrants in the Pas-de-Calais Strait

French ships rescued 102 immigrants in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais in France when they tried to reach England onboard improvised boats, as told by the local maritime authority on Saturday, August 21.

The first boat reported difficulty off Boulogne-sur-mer, but was able to carry 38 castaways. A lifeguard boat brought them back to the port and were left to the border police, said in a press conference from the Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea, Premar. 

Sixty migrants were relieved off Hardelot, 58 of them were from the intervention tug “Languedoc bee”, and the two were recovered by a maritime affairs patrol vessel.

The patrollers rescued the four remaining castaways in the Dyck area. The Premar’s press release said that all arrived safe and sound. 

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