Eight boats were sighted at sea in the English Channel, prompting the beginning of a rescue mission.
The British Border Force (BORDER FORCE) has responded to reports of eight small boats in the English Channel.
In response to reports of eight small boats in the English Channel, the UK Border Force and several lifeboats have been despatched. All of the boats, according to sources, are carrying more than 45 people each.
This comes only days after around 500 migrants attempted to cross the English Channel.
Border Force was asked to rescue 504 persons in 16 incidents on Tuesday.
According to reports, 307 migrants attempting to cross the Channel were also halted by French authorities.
2,348 migrants have arrived in 59 boats so far in November.
“These excursions are dangerous and sponsored by violent criminal groups benefitting from misery,” said Dan O’Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander.
“We’re collaborating with the French to prevent boats from leaving their coasts and to prosecute the crooks who operate these crossings.”
“Perhaps people should seek shelter in the first safe country they come across.”
“The Government’s New Plan for Immigration will improve the asylum system, making it tough on those who misuse it while also being fair to those who are in desperate need.”
In just two days, 1,200 migrants have landed in the United Kingdom, nearly tripling the number of Channel crossings this year compared to 2020.
According to the Home Office, 695 migrants arrived in the UK on Wednesday in 22 boats.
Last month, though, French officials protested that the amount was insufficient to pay the required resources.
“They whined when we didn’t send anything, and now that we have sent some, they still haven’t gotten their act together,” one source claimed.
“They need to show how they’re using it correctly.”
According to the Telegraph, Border Force officers were expecting 2,000 people to undertake the arduous journey over the Channel in November.
“Officers have repeatedly warned clandestine threat command there is no basis for assuming the spike in numbers will fade away during the winter,” one insider said.
“With today’s low wave height, greater smuggler organization, and larger boats, the crossing is more established as safe and successful.”
The UK gave the French £54 million to assist halt the influx of small boats by increasing patrols.
“It implies the French system isn’t as focused on this as it should be,” a source added.
“They appear to have lost control of their own shoreline, and they are unable to produce rational explanations for what they are.”