By Cristina Hodgson • 19 November 2019 • 22:38
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A DUTCHA FERRY crew found 25 migrants stowed away on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left the Netherlands.
The migrants were found alive in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing to Britain today Tuesday (Nov 19) and forced the vessel to return to port in the Netherlands, as stated by police and emergency services.
The condition of the migrants has not yet been confirmed by officials but ambulances were seen arriving in the port after the vessel returned on Tuesday afternoon.
Rotterdam region emergency services said on Twitter:
“On board a ship it turned out that several people were found in a cooling container. The ship returned to the harbour,”
The 25 people were taken off the ship and given the medical care they need. Earlier the message came from the ship that no people died.”
“Police dogs were searching the ship, which was originally bound for the British port of Felixstowe, to check that no more migrants were on board,”
Gert Jakobsen, vice president of communications with the ship’s operator DFDS, said, according to the Daily Mail, that the migrants were found after they made a hole in the trailer. And that the migrants had been taken to hospital by ambulance to check for hypothermia.
It comes weeks after the bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants, as previously covered by Euro Weekly News, were found in a refrigerated lorry container in Essex after arriving on a ferry from Zeebrugge, Belgium.
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