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French border guards ‘dump’ sinking migrant dinghy in British waters for UK officers to rescue

French border guards ‘dump’ sinking migrant dinghy in British waters for UK officials to rescue


SHOCKING pictures present French border guards “dump” a sinking migrant dinghy into British waters for UK officers to rescue.

As many as 16 Afghani migrants had been rescued by a Border Pressure ship this morning within the Dover Strait.

Steve Finn

The French border guards noticed the migrants cross into British waters[/caption]

Photographs present two French border guards on a smaller inflatable boat which was dispatched from the bigger naval vessel.

The guards, gave the impression to be checking on the migrants, earlier than letting them proceed into British waters.

The group of 16, together with two ladies and two kids, had been left stranded of their overcrowded dingy.

A bunch on a fishing journey noticed the migrants at roughly 8am whereas they had been within the Separation Zone between the French and English aspect of the busy waterway.

A UK Border Pressure Hunter vessel picked up the migrants and took them ashore to Dover, Kent.

One witness mentioned the boat would have sunk if that they had not been rescued by a British border patrol.

Steve Finn

The French guards approaching the helpless migrants[/caption]

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The overcrowded dinghy gave the impression to be sinking because it arrived into British waters[/caption]

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The group started to make use of plastic bottles to empty the water from the boat[/caption]

He mentioned: “We noticed them about 8am this morning and we had been fishing on the midway mark – which is named the separation zone and is about 10 to 12 miles out. We had been on the English aspect.

“Once we noticed them we thought, ‘why are they not being stopped, why are the French not stopping and serving to them?’

“If Border Pressure wasn’t launched to gather them, they might’ve sunk.

“There was lots of people in that one boat, there are usually extra on some days. They common about three to 22 per boat.”

Border Pressure and French patrols have been more and more extra lively within the Dover Strait because the variety of migrants crossings has rocketed in latest months.


On Monday a bunch of 10 migrants was seen operating alongside the shoreline close to Dover after crossing the Channel in a dinghy.

Final Friday at the very least 319 individuals made the perilous journey on 27 boats, with greater than 6,100 arriving within the South East coast on small vessels to this point this 12 months.

After a lull in migrants making an attempt the harmful crossing over the previous few days, giant numbers made renewed bids to get to the UK, benefiting from the higher climate, calm sea circumstances and low winds.

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One witness mentioned the dinghy would have sunk if UK officers had not intervened[/caption]

Steve Finn

The UK Border Pressure ship saving the group of migrants this morning[/caption]