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Ireland 16 people discovered alive in back of truck on ferry bound for Ireland

15:46  21 november  2019
15:46  21 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Dutch find 26 migrants alive stowed away on UK-bound ferry

  Dutch find 26 migrants alive stowed away on UK-bound ferry Dutch find 26 migrants alive stowed away on UK-bound ferryPolice had no immediate word on the condition of the migrants, several of who whom were discovered in a refrigeration container. But a number of ambulances had arrived in the port where the migrants were returned abroad a Britannia Seaways ferry.

Up to 16 people have been found alive in the back of truck on a ferry , which is en route to Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford. It is understood the discovery was made about 9.20am by a ferry staff member who heard banging from inside the truck on a scheduled Stena ferry from France.

THE HAGUE, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Dutch authorities found 25 migrants stowed away on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left the Netherlands on 23, 39 bodies, all believed to be Vietnamese migrants, were discovered in the back of a refrigerated truck near London. Two people have been

a truck is parked in a parking lot: Rosslare europort stock © Ger_Hore Rosslare europort stock SIXTEEN people were discovered alive in the back of an articulated lorry on a ferry from France bound for Ireland.

Gardaí and paramedics are now waiting at Rosslare Europort in Wexford for the Stena ferry to dock at 3pm today.

It is understood the ferry was travelling from Cherbourg.

All 16 are understood to be in reasonable health after being discovered in the back of the truck several hours after it had departed Brittany.

The discovery was brought to the attention of the ferry captain and the ship's crew.

It is understood a lorry driver checking his vehicle became aware of the people in the rear of the vehicle.

16 people discovered alive in back of truck on ferry bound for Ireland

  16 people discovered alive in back of truck on ferry bound for Ireland 16 people discovered alive in back of truck on ferry bound for IrelandGardaí and paramedics are now waiting at Rosslare Europort in Wexford for the Stena ferry to dock at 3pm today.

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

The discovery comes the month after 39 Vietnamese people were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain, again laying bare the risks of illegal A ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing from the Netherlands to Britain on Tuesday, emergency services said.

All those found were immediately brought to the lobby of the ship and provided with hot food and drinks.

Medical assistance was also offered.

a close up of a logo: Stock picture Stock picture None were reported to have any serious health issues though it is understood a number had not eaten for several days and had complained of cold.

Both the French and Irish authorities were notified of the discovery.

However, the ferry had completed more than half of its scheduled journey and the decision was made for it to continue to its final destination at Rosslare.

Once it has docked, gardaí will speak with both the truck driver and 16 individuals involved about the circumstances in which they got onto the truck and then the ferry.

It is believed all 16 want to claim refugee status in Ireland.

BREAKING Up to 16 people found in lorry on ship bound for Rosslare Harbour in Co Wexford

  BREAKING Up to 16 people found in lorry on ship bound for Rosslare Harbour in Co Wexford BREAKING Up to 16 people found in lorry on ship bound for Rosslare Harbour in Co Wexford this afternoon.Investigations are underway into the find, which is said to have happened after a staff member on the ferry heard banging coming from the lorry.It is understood those discovered in the truck were taken to the lounge area of the ferry and are in relatively good health.They are all believed to be men aged between 20 and 40. It is thought they travelled from Belgium on November 16.

Rotterdam [Netherlands], Nov 20 (ANI): Dutch authorities have discovered 25 people on-board a ferry bound for the UK from the Netherlands, a spokesperson for Rotterdam Police told CNN on Tuesday (local time).

A ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing from the Netherlands to Britain on Tuesday, emergency services said. © Marco DE SWART The cargo vessel bound for Felixstowe returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, near Rotterdam, as soon as the stowaways

Rosslare Europort © Independent.ie Rosslare Europort A number of those found on board are believed to be from South East Asia.

It is unclear if there are women involved in the group.

The lorry had completed a journey across France before waiting in a ferry assembly area for boarding a ship bound for Ireland.

A number of French ports have large migrant populations in their vicinity.

The French have stepped up security at ports amid a surge of attempted boardings of trucks by migrants desperate to get to the UK.

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Gardai have stepped up intelligence gathering on Irish truck drivers suspected of involvement in people smuggling following the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in the back of a refrigerated trailer in Essex last month. Security sources say smugglers are increasingly turning to people trafficking because the cargo poses less risk than other forms of smuggling. Unlike cigarettes or alcohol, there is no heavy loading and unloading of the illicit cargo and engagement ends once it is delivered to its destination, usually close to the ferry port.

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