On the day the EU agreed to just accept Theresa Might’s draft Brexit deal, Sky Information witnessed the rising drawback of migrants crossing the English Channel to succeed in the UK.

It is 2.30 am in Dover once we first hear reviews of one other stranded migrant boat.

It is bitterly chilly and amid the darkness and the swell of the ocean the coastguard seek for greater than two hours.

We’re following carefully behind with an area skipper.

Even on this huge catamaran the Channel waters are turbulent, it is exhausting to think about being out right here in a tiny dinghy.

We’re searching for a flashing SOS mild coming from the stranded boat and finally out of the darkness a dinghy seems.

Migrant dinghy rescued in English Channel


Greater than 100 migrants have been rescued off the Kent coast this month alone

It seems to be like there are eight or so suspected migrants on board.

The coastguard and British border pressure are right here, however we’re in French waters now so the suspected migrants are picked up by the French authorities.

A coastguard helicopter seems overhead and we’re quickly informed to go away the realm.

Seeing this rescue first-hand is a grim reminder of the risks of those tried crossings.

The darkness makes it unattainable to see in any path and I can not see how anybody may make it far with out correct navigation.

Beforehand many migrants have been handled for hypothermia when they’re picked up and it is easy to see why.

I am properly ready in thermals and inside a coated boat, however it’s bitterly chilly out right here.

And this scene is not distinctive. Greater than 100 migrants have been rescued off the Kent coast this month alone.

On Friday, a ship was saved with eight males on board claiming to be Iranian, and on Thursday one other two boats have been rescued with 14 on board.

Some say there could also be a Brexit issue right here, because it’s thought extra migrants could possibly be making an attempt the journey in case border safety will get harder.

Skipper Craig Burns says: “It is extremely harmful, think about making that journey in a tiny dinghy… I’ve by no means seen so many rescues right here, if this carries on it is solely a matter of time earlier than we’re selecting up lifeless our bodies.”

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