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World 25 stowaways found on UK-bound ferry, Dutch police say

02:42  20 november  2019
02:42  20 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Dutch authorities have discovered 26 stowaways on a ferry bound for England, with reports suggesting some were found inside a refrigerated container. According to a statement published on a local government website, all those on board were found alive, with one of the stowaways thought to

Police in the Netherlands say 25 stowaways have been found on a ferry bound for the UK.

The ship where 25 stowaways where found, in the harbour of Vlaardingen, Netherlands© Getty The ship where 25 stowaways where found, in the harbour of Vlaardingen, Netherlands

The stowaways were discovered in a refrigerated container on-board the ship a few kilometres after setting sail on Tuesday evening, emergency coordination organisation Rijnmond Veilig said in a statement.

The Britannia Seaways ferry, run by DFDS Seaways, had left Vulcaanhaven in Rotterdam-Vlaardingen and was heading to Felixstowe in England.

Two of the stowaways were taken to hospital for treatment and the remaining 23 were taken to a "police location", Rijnmond Veilig said on its website.

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Authorities found 25 migrants stowed away on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left the Netherlands on Tuesday and the vessel quickly returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, emergency services said . Authorities found the migrants in a refrigerated container aboard the ferry .

THEHAGUE (Reuters) – At least 25 migrants were found stowed away on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left the Netherlands on Tuesday and the vessel quickly returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, Dutch emergency services said . Police had no immediate word on the condition of

A number of ambulances arrived at the port and sniffer dogs were being used on the ship to search for any other stowaways.

Dutch broadcaster NOS, citing a police spokesperson, reported that the ferry turned around and headed back to Vlaardingen after the discovery.

a bus driving down a city street at night: A bus with refugees drives away from the DFDS ferry© Getty A bus with refugees drives away from the DFDS ferry

The ship's crew reported that no one died, according to Rijnmond Veilig.

"Emergency services are reporting about 26 people," a statement posted on the local government website said.

"Word from the ship is that no one died."

Further details were not immediately available.

The incident comes weeks after 39 bodies, all believed to be Vietnamese migrants, were found in a lorry in Essex on 23 October. Two people have been charged in Britain and eight in Vietnam over the deaths.

a group of people sitting on a bus: The refugees were heading to England when they were discovered in a refrigerated container on board a ship© Getty The refugees were heading to England when they were discovered in a refrigerated container on board a ship

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