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UK: Merkel Muslims from Albania puncture their own boat to be ‘rescued’ off Kent coast


You don’t rescue illegal intruders like this. You shoot them. They puncture and damage the boats themselves because when they are in “danger” they have to be rescued and taken to shore and their asylum papers processed. If they arrive without “drowning” they are pushed back and denied entry to land.

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Eighteen Albanian migrants rescued in the Channel after inflatable boat started taking on water as it’s revealed Britain has just THREE vessels to stop people reaching our shores

  • The 18 migrants were found at 2am this morning just off the Kent coast
  • The UK Coastguard received a call for assistance at 11.40pm last night
  • They were in an inflatable boat which started to sink near Dymchurch
  • The matter has been passed over to Home Office Immigration Enforcement

 

A group of eighteen migrants and two British suspected people smugglers were rescued in the early hours of this morning after the inflatable boat they were in started to sink in the English Channel.

The UK Coastguard received a call for assistance just off the coast of Dymchurch in Kent, at 11.40pm on Saturday night.

A search and rescue helicopter was deployed as well as lifeboats from nearby Dungeness and Littlestone, and coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone.

The rhib (rigid-hulled inflatable boat), with 20 people on board – 18 Albanians and two Brits – was found at 2am and the matter was handed over to Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

The inflatable power boat used by the migrants was spotted on the beach in Dymchurch, Kent, today

The rhib (pictured), had 20 people on board - 18 Albanians and two Brits - and was found at 2am, The matter was handed over to Home Office Immigration Enforcement

The rhib (pictured), had 20 people on board – 18 Albanians and two Brits – and was found at 2am, The matter was handed over to Home Office Immigration Enforcement

A search and rescue helicopter was deployed as well as lifeboats from nearby Dungeness and Littlestone, and coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone

A search and rescue helicopter was deployed as well as lifeboats from nearby Dungeness and Littlestone, and coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone.

The migrants were then taken to Dover, Kent, and are being interviewed by Border Force officers. 

All called their families in France on mobile phones, after their rigid-hulled inflatable started taking on water.  

In turn, the relatives issued a Mayday call to coastguard, who were involved in the search and rescue operation. 

The British Home Office said 20 people in total were picked up from the sea early on Sunday morning.

Eighteen turned out to be Albanian, while two had British passports, and were likely to be working with a people smuggling gang, said Bernard Barron, of the Calais coastguard.

He said: ‘We were called for help just before midnight. The boat was heading toward England.

‘When rescued in very bad weather, the castaways turned out to be migrants.

‘They had called their families, who then alerted the authorities and rescue missions were triggered on both sides of the Channel.

‘This all confirms our fear that the smugglers are willing to take extreme measures. The sea is a dangerous place, and it presents great dangers to those attempting this type of crossing.’

Mr Barron added that a helicopter had been deployed from Le Touquet in north west France.

‘They were taken to Dover and are currently being interviewed by Border Force officers.’

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: ‘The UK Coastguard has coordinated an incident off Dymchurch to rescue the occupants of a rhib (rigid hulled inflatable boat) overnight.

‘A call was received at 11.40pm yesterday requesting assistance to the rhib, which was taking on water.

A group of eighteen migrants and two British nationals were rescued in the early hours of this morning after the inflatable boat they were in started to sink in the English Channel

A group of eighteen migrants and two British nationals were rescued in the early hours of this morning after the inflatable boat they were in started to sink in the English Channel

Coastguards rescued 18 suspected illegal immigrants from the English Channel off the Kent coast

Coastguards rescued 18 suspected illegal immigrants from the English Channel off the Kent coast

The migrants were then taken to Dover, Kent, and are being interviewed by Border Force officers

The migrants were then taken to Dover, Kent, and are being interviewed by Border Force officers

Coastguards from Dungeoness in Kent rescued 18 migrants whose boat had started to sink in the English Channel

Coastguards from Dungeoness in Kent rescued 18 migrants whose boat had started to sink in the English Channel.

‘The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd, RNLI lifeboats from Dungeness and Littlestone and coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone were sent.

‘The rhib was located at 2am and the incident handed over to UK Border Force.’

Kent Police received a call at 12.01am this morning to concerns around a boat off the Kent coast.

A Kent Police spokesman said: ‘The matter has been passed to Home Office Immigration Enforcement.’

In April, two Iranian men were rescued on a small inflatable dinghy off Dover, Kent. They were only saved after the captain of a cross-channel ferry spotted the light from one of their mobile phones.

Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, said today: ‘These people are not doing this on their own. They are getting assistance and we need to find out who is doing this.

‘It is incredibly dangerous and there is every likelihood that people will lose their lives.

‘We need to send a clear message that if people do try to come to the UK in this way they will be detected and returned to the place where they left from, in this case France, and that we will take firm action against those who assist them.’

She said: ‘We are not doing enough to control our coastline, the Government has to address border controls, something has to be done to protect these people from harm and our borders.’

A search and rescue helicopter was deployed as well as lifeboats from nearby Dungeness and Littlestone, and coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone (stock photo)

A search and rescue helicopter was deployed as well as lifeboats from nearby Dungeness and Littlestone, and coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone (stock photo).

The English Channel is just 20.6 miles at its shortest distance between France and the Kent coast.

But the crossing is hazardous with strong sea currents and the boats have to navigate across some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world used by huge cargo ships.

It comes as it was revealed that Britain’s Border Force has only three patrol boats to protect the UK’s coastline.

Reports suggest there is a rise in illegal migrants using small harbours and ports to avoid detection because they do not undergo rigorous checks.

According to The Sunday Times, Border Force is facing severe cuts as it is operating just three of its fleet of five vessels, known as cutters.

These vessels operating in the UK waters can sail for just 48 hours from their home port in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

As a result, this limits the boats to the English Channel – meaning huge sections of Britain’s coastline vulnerable and open to people or drugs smuggling.

Meanwhile, the National Crime Agency claimed small marinas and ports across the UK are vulnerable to terrorists and people smugglers because they are generally unpoliced.

The agency claims there is an absence of checks at hundreds of ports across the country and they are so busy with one-off arrivals that one marina official compared them to an NCP car park.

Border Force, which is responsible for frontline border control operations at air, sea and rail ports in the UK, admitted early this year that few routine checks were carried out on tiny marinas.

Earlier this week, 17 illegal immigrants from Albania were discovered at Chichester Harbour in West Sussex on a catamaran that had just arrived from France.

The vessel was stopped only because officers from Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit were searching for a missing person.

The 55-year-old man, who was the subject of a European Arrest Warrant, was also detained on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration while the 17 Albanian men were held on suspicion of entering the UK illegally.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “UK: Merkel Muslims from Albania puncture their own boat to be ‘rescued’ off Kent coast

  1. The 18 “Asylum seekers” should all be sent back to Albania. The 2 “British” people should be arrested & charged with people smuggling. If they are also immigrants then their British status & all privileges & benefits should be revoked. Their families should be deported & once they’ve completed their jail term they can join their families in their home countries

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