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Ireland 16 men found in Rosslare container transferred to Dublin centre

12:50  22 november  2019
12:50  22 november  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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.

The ferry on which 16 people were found arrives at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, where emergency personnel await its arrival. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his Government’s first priority when dealing with the people found in a refrigerated lorry bound for Ireland would be ensuring

SIXTEEN people have been discovered in a sealed trailer on a ferry sailing from Cherbourg in France to Rosslare in the Republic of Ireland, Stena Line has confirmed. Today a man appeared at Dublin ’s Central Criminal Court regarding a European arrest warrant to have him transferred to the UK.

a large ship in the background: Emergency personnel at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, board the Stena Line ferry after 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer on the ship sailing from France © Niall Carson/PA Wire Emergency personnel at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, board the Stena Line ferry after 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer on the ship sailing from France

The 16 people who were found in a container in Rosslare, Co Wexford are understood to have been transferred to an immigration centre in Dublin.

All 16 who were in the container on the ferry which originated in Cherbourg, are understood to be men aged between 20 and 40.

Last night they were transferred to the capital following a medical assessment.

And sources said they may have had a hellish 30-day trek across Europe before reaching our shores.

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.

The ferry on which 16 people were found arrives at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, where The container they were found in was sealed and locked, but it is understood that it was opened within five They are then interviewed and sent either to a detention centre or delivered an expulsion order.

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The crew of a passenger ferry travelling to Ireland from France discovered 16 migrants stowed aboard in a sealed trailer on Thursday, a The migrants were found during a routine inspection on board the ferry while it was travelling from the French port of Cherbourg to Rosslare in

The alarm was raised by a staff member carrying out a routine inspection on the car deck when she heard banging noises from inside the refrigerated container.

Shocked Stena Line crew members then found 16 men huddled together within the trailer at 9.20am before bringing them to safety.

Staff alerted gardai 25 minutes later and took the men, from Iraq, Iran and Romania, to a private passenger lounge and offered them food, drinks and blankets.

Officers were last night probing how they ended up on board.

Councillor and paramedic Ger Carthy, who spoke to the migrants, said there was huge relief a major catastrophe was averted.

a group of people on a boat: Emergency personnel at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, board the Stena Line ferry after 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer on the ship sailing from France © Niall Carson/PA Wire Emergency personnel at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, board the Stena Line ferry after 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer on the ship sailing from France

He added: “This could have been a lot more tragic and that’s something we don’t want on our shores. We’re extremely lucky the crew member figured out they were in there after hearing noise at the side of the trailer.

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.

The find was made earlier this morning, on a 14-hour crossing from France to Rosslare by a Stena Line ferry. All 16 migrants are believe to be Middle Eastern men according to Gardai. "After our initial enquiries they will transferred to a reception centre organized by the Reception and Integration

RTÉ reported that the the people who were found in the back of the truck were in reasonably good health and have been taken to the lounge area of the ferry. It said that the ferry was travelling to Rosslare from Cherbourg, and is due to dock at around 3pm.

“I’d say the migrants are relieved they’ll end up getting asylum here.”

Gardai said immigration officers are processing the men and are trying to find out if one of them is a juvenile.

A spokesman said: “After our initial inquiries they will transferred to a reception centre organised by the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) where they will be provided for all their welfare concerns.

“This has been a traumatic experience for these men and they are being treated with sympathy and compassion.

“The articulated lorry was photographed and examined on the ferry and has now been removed to a secure location for further technical examination.

“The articulated lorry (tractor and trailer) are owned by a local, Irish-based company. The owners are co-operating fully with the ongoing investigation.

“The driver is a male in his 50s, resident of Ireland for over 25 years and he is co-operating fully with the ongoing investigation.”

Gardai keeping 'open mind' after discovery of body at house in Kerry

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The container is on board a Stena Line ferry which departed from Cherbourg, France and is due to arrive in Rosslare after 3pm this afternoon. It is understood the men were discovered this morning after a member of staff heard banging coming from inside the container . It is believed they may have

Afp, Dublin . Sixteen people have been found sealed inside a container on a ferry bound for the Irish port of Rosslare , shipping operator Stena Line said yesterday. “One of our employees during a routine inspection discovered 16 people in a sealed container on the vehicle deck,” Stena Line chief

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