Two boats of 62 and 39 migrants in difficulty were transferred on August 16 and 17 in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais. They were all rescued.
Two separate operations took place in less than 24 hours in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais, announced the maritime prefecture of the Channel.
Two embarkations of 62 and 39 castaways
During the night of Tuesday August 16 to Wednesday August 17, and during the day of this Wednesday, the regional operational center for surveillance and rescue (Cross) Gris-Nez identified several embarkations in difficulty in the Channel.
The public service patrol vessel Flamant, of the French Navy, thus rescued sixty-two people, whom it picked up on board and dropped off at the port of Dunkirk.
The Cross also coordinated another search and rescue operation of thirty-nine people, rescued by the intervention, assistance and rescue tug (Rias) “Abeille Normandie”. In difficulty on their boat, they were all deposited safely in Boulogne-sur-Mer.
The maritime prefecture specifies that the castaways were taken care of by the departmental fire and rescue service and the border police.
On Tuesday night, fifty shipwrecked people were also picked up off Leffrinckoucke and dropped off in Dunkirk.