(CALAIS, France.) #MigrantCrisis Report: An illegal-migrant has been airlifted to hospital after a boat carrying around 40 people began to sink in the English Channel #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: The vessel is believed to have begun filling up with water as it headed for the UK this morning: The rescue operation, involving French and Belgian air and sea units, is ongoing, authorities in France say…..

#AceDailyNews says that a boat carrying 40-illegal-migrants starts sinking in English Channel just off-the-coast of Dunkirk sparking rescue involving French & Belgium rescue services today and were taken to a hospital in Calais…..

Thursday: 12 Aug 2021 2:44 pm

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One unconscious passenger was airlifted to hospital in Calais (Picture: Shutterstock)

Searches started at around 10am after a cargo ship reported that a boat carrying around 40 people was in difficulty off the coast of Dunkirk, with some people already overboard. 

An unconscious person taken aboard the cargo ship’s lifeboat and transferred onto a French Navy vessel was later airlifted to hospital in Calais.

He is believed to have suffered cardio-respiratory arrest and was evacuated aboard a Belgian Air Force helicopter.

Several others were also hoisted aboard the aircraft as the migrant boat was sinking while more were rescued by nearby fishing vessels. 

They were all transferred onto the French Navy’s Flamant patrol boat, which headed for the port of Dunkirk.

Search and rescue operations remained under way in the Dover Strait, with a French Navy helicopter continuing to scour the area.

Following days of bad weather, lighter conditions today have seen a flurry of crossing attempts.

The latest bids to reach the UK come after French authorities intercepted at least 108 people trying to cross the Channel yesterday, with one person having to be airlifted to hospital in Dunkirk.

More than 10,000 people including children have made the dangerous sea journey from France so far this year. 

This is considerably higher than the 8,410 people who made the crossing during 2020. 

Among them were Rasoul Iran-Nejad and his wife Shiva Mohammad Panahi, who died along with their three children when their boat capsized on October 27.

Their 15-month-old son Artin was reported missing following the tragedy and it was not until June this year that police confirmed a body found on the Norwegian coast was that of the young boy.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.13: 2021:

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(CANTERBURY, U.K.) Crown Court Report: A truck driver who tried to smuggle almost 100kg of cocaine into the UK has been jailed for 11 years as part of a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.05: Miodrag Ivankovic, 45, was stopped by Border Force officers on 6 September at the freight controls in Dover after arriving from Calais.

#AceDailyNews reports that a trucker has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars for smuggling cocaine with a street value of £7-million after an NCA Investigation ……

Miodrag IVANKOVIC

Officers searched his truck and cut into a suspicious pallet of boxes and white powder spilled out.

Inside the truck was a total of 94kg of cocaine with a street value of £7.5m.

Ivankovic’s DNA was on the boxes containing the drugs and he admitted trying to smuggle the Class A.

Ivankovic, from Banja Luka, in north Bosnia, was jailed at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday (29 July).

NCA Branch Commander Martin Grace said: “We and our Border Force partners have taken a significant consignment of cocaine out of the supply chain: “ The organised crime group behind the plot have lost profits they would have ploughed back into more offending and they have lost a trusted smuggler: Drugs bring misery to UK communities and the NCA will continue to do everything it can to combat the threat.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.05: 2021:

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(LONDON) #ImmigrationCrisis Report: France will double the number of police patrolling its beaches as part of a deal with the UK to stem the number of migrants crossing the English Channel #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: The BBC’s Jon Donnison spoke to some of the migrants trying to make the dangerous journey: The UK will pay more than £54m as part of the deal, which will also improve intelligence sharing…..

#AceDailyNews says that UK & France agrees deal to tackle rise in Channel crossings after the number of people crossing the Channel this year has now overtaken 2020’s total but Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont suggested it would not have an impact as the French coastline is too big…..after a group of migrants was seen arriving at Dover on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number this year to more than the 8,461 who made the crossing in 2020 following Tuesday we published that 430 migrants cross Channel in single day After the ‘Immigration & Borders Bill’ being passed on Tuesday evening…

He told the Today programme: “The fact is, we’ve seen it before. Having more money, having more police officers, having more controls, will not prevent people to succeed in these crossing attempts: ‘We have too many kilometres of shore to monitor.”….The funding will also be used for better technology to target those who organise the crossings, the Home Office said.

On Monday at least 430 migrants crossed the Channel – a record for one day. The previous daily high of 416 was set in September last year

The Home Office said on Tuesday 287 people had landed in the UK.

‘Step too far’

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and French interior minister Gerald Darmanin have agreed to “strengthen co-operation” over the crossings.

The Home Office said UK support last year helped France double the number of officers deployed daily on the beaches of its northern coast.

It said this resulted in France preventing twice as many crossings so far this year compared with the same period in 2020.

However, it said the people who facilitated the crossings had now changed their tactics and had moved further up the French coast, “forcing migrants to take even longer, riskier journeys”.

Mr Dumont added that the French are not supposed to intervene at sea – yet former Border Force chief Tony Smith has called for joint patrols. 

Mr Smith said: “That seems to be a step too far for the French at the moment. The French position is they are not prepared to intervene on the high seas, only on land.”

PA MediaA group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Patrol in Dungeness on Tuesday

The new support announced by the UK would enable France “to respond by posting more security forces further up the coast, installing and utilising the latest surveillance equipment throughout northern France”, the Home Office said.

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins insisted that a £28m deal between the UK and France last November, to double police patrols on French beaches, had made a difference, saying it had prevented some 7,500 people crossing the Channel.

Ms Atkins told Today it was an “incredibly complicated” situation and that the UK was trying to work with other countries to make sure “when people arrive in a safe country, they remain there and do not try to make that hazardous journey”. She said the government wanted “safe routes for legal migrants” and to crack down on the gangs bringing people over……..’No quick and easy fix’

Analysis by Simon Jones, BBC reporter, in DoverFrom the famous White Cliffs of Dover, we watched this morning as another group of migrants was brought to shore by the Border Force, having been picked up in the Channel. Conditions at sea are once again incredibly calm and the sun is shining, so these are unlikely to be the only arrivals today. Almost 1,000 people have reached the UK by boat in the past three days, putting pressure on the home secretary to act. Priti Patel is now pledging more money to the French authorities to try to prevent the crossings. But the deal struck last night is very similar to one agreed between Britain and France last November – which has failed to stem the numbers arriving, though the Home Office points out the number of crossings being prevented by the French authorities has doubled.The government here accepts there is no quick and easy fix to problems with the asylum system, but there’s no doubt the home secretary will want to see swift results in return for the increased investment in northern France.Ms Patel has previously pledged to make Channel crossings “unviable”, with new legislation that will make it a crime to knowingly arrive in the UK without permission.The Nationality and Borders Bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, will mean migrants entering without permission could face up to four years in prison.The government hopes the overhaul of asylum rules will deter migrants from making the crossing.But the plans have been criticised by charities including Refugee Action, which has called them “extreme and nasty”. PA MediaA dinghy’s arrival being watched over by the crew of an RNLI lifeboatDan O’Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander for the Home Office, said: “There is an unacceptable rise in dangerous small boat crossings across the Channel because of a surge in illegal migration across Europe.”People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and not risk their lives making these dangerous crossings. We are continuing to pursue the criminals behind these illegal crossings.”He added that the Nationality and Borders Bill would “protect lives and break this cycle of illegal crossings” and the government was continuing to return those with no legal right to remain in the UK. But Amnesty International’s Steve Valdez-Symonds told the BBC the new legislation was an “extremely reckless and dangerous response” to the issue and would not tackle the problem of people smugglers. Instead, he said it was likely to drive desperate people to avoid the authorities, leaving them vulnerable to further exploitation and slavery. Labour shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds said the Home Office announcement was “yet more empty words from the Conservatives about agreeing a deal with France to address trafficking gangs”.He said ministers promised a plan with France in August 2020, “yet almost a year later they are still making empty promises, letting down victims, and allowing criminals to continue their evil trade”.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.21: 2021:

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#France : ” Nineteen Workers Inside `Channel Tunnel’ Over Come by `Carbon Monoxide’ Poisoning”

#AceBreakingNews says Nineteen workers suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel Tunnel, French officials said on Sunday, as cited by AFP. One of them was “quite seriously affected” and taken to a hospital in Calais and then to Lille in northern France.
Sixty workers were in the process of changing rails on the line between the towns of Calais in France and Folkestone in Britain overnight.
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause.

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