Tag: English Channel

  • Dozens of migrants rescued in Channel at weekend

    By Emma Wallis The French coast guard rescued 64 migrants in the Channel at the weekend who were attempting to cross the stretch of water towards the UK. The migrants, […]

  • Twenty-Three People Arrested On Suspicion Of People Smuggling Operations Across English Channel

    September 24: Twenty-three people suspected of trying to smuggle migrants across the English Channel have been arrested. Eleven of the arrests were in connection with Channel crossings in small boats, […]

  • Drivers Warned of Delays at Port of Dover Due to French Strikes

    May 09: Strike action in Calais is causing delays at the Port of Dover. P&O Ferries is warning passengers leaving Kent this morning to expect disruption, with the next sailing […]

  • RN deployed to Channel

    Critics claim move is entirely political. Royal Navy sent ‘to prevent migrant crossings’ in Channel A Royal Navy patrol ship has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant […]

  • UK patrols to increase

    Crossings from France vex UK government. Channel migrants: UK and France to step up patrols The UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance to tackle […]

  • Migrants detained in Kent

    Migrant numbers on the rise. More than 20 migrants detained in Kent Some 23 migrants, including three children, have been detained in Kent after crossing the Channel in small boats. […]

  • Migrant Channel rescue

    More than 100 migrants have crossed from France since November. Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane Six suspected migrants have been rescued from a dinghy in the Channel […]

  • Boost for Channel security

    New measures to boost security in the English Channel. UK and France sign agreement to enhance maritime security in Channel UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and French Armed Forces Minister […]

  • Russian Navy in the Channel

    Russians fleet heads home. UK warship escorts Russian carrier in English Channel A British warship and three RAF Typhoons will keep “a close eye” on a Russian aircraft carrier and […]

  • Armed police for UK ferries?

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has signed a deal with France over armed patrols. Armed marshals could travel on British ferries: Plain-clothes officers may patrol over fears ships are a weak […]