41 migrants were rescued in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais overnight from Monday to Tuesday by a Navy patrol boat.
A new rescue operation took place in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais on the night of Monday to Tuesday, announced the maritime prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea.
Repeated crossing attempts
A boat in difficulty, with 41 migrants on board, was rescued off Leffrinckoucke by the public service patrol boat (PSP) Pluvier of the French Navy. The castaways were dropped off at the port of Calais.
Attempts to cross the English Channel have multiplied in recent months. So much so that the maritime prefect of the Channel and the North Sea warned all those who would keep crossing the Channel and would remind them of the risks involved.
“This maritime sector is one of the most provoked areas in the world, the weather conditions are often difficult there (120 days of wind greater than or equal to force 7 on an annual average for example), it is therefore a particularly dangerous sector”, underlines he.
The last rescue operation on Friday. That day, 65 migrants were rescued at sea. And the previous Thursday, during two operations, 85 migrants from two embarkations were rescued.