Eight migrants, among whom two children, were Tuesday rescued off the coast of Calais. They were in the problems come when they are on a small boat the crossing from France to England wanted to make.
The maritime prefecture of the Channel and the North sea. It was the Uk Border Force, a kind of border guard, picked up the migrants eventually.
Two merchant ships were in the boat noted on some 22 kilometres north of Calais. A helicopter and a specialized tug boat for the rescue of ships in distress were then used.
Since October, the attempts of migrants to the Channel to cross, increased in spite of the danger by the hustle and bustle of ship traffic, strong currents, and the temperature of the seawater.