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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# English Channel

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March 2023
# English Channel
Lifeboats deployed after fire starts on Irish Ferries boat with nearly 200 people on board
The boat was midway through its journey from Dover to Calais when the fire began.
Last year
# UK
19-year-old charged in connection with migrant boat deaths in the English Channel
Four people were pronounced dead and 39 people were rescued following the incident on Wednesday.
# English Channel
Four people dead after migrant boat capsizes in the English Channel
A major search and rescue operation was launched after a boat ran into difficulties off the coast of Kent.
# English Channel
UK immigration office handling asylum seekers firebombed
One person was injured in this morning’s attack
# English Channel
British and French police arrest 15 people in connection to English Channel migrant deaths
Twenty-seven people died when the boat they were in sank off the coast of Calais in November.
# Priti Patel
UK's asylum seeker deal with Rwanda not comparable with Australia’s policy, Home Secretary says
Boris Johnson’s government has announced a new policy that will see asylum seekers sent to Rwanda for processing.
All time
# English Channel
Kurdish woman named as one of 27 people who died in Channel tragedy
Relatives identified 24-year-old Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin.
# channel tragedy
Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter
Johnson last night asked France to take back all migrants who cross the Channel.
# English Channel
Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel
Seven women, 17 men, and three minors died when the inflatable boat lost air and took on water off the northern port of Calais.
# UK
Around 1,000 people risk death to reach UK in new Channel crossings record
Lifeboat crews and Border Force boats were kept busy overnight after spending hours intercepting boats in the Dover Straight throughout the day.
# Strait of Pas-de-Calais
Migrant dies attempting to cross English Channel, French authorities say
The person was found dead on the beach of Wissant, near Calais, yesterday morning.
# Migrants
Number of English Channel crossings more than doubles 2020 record
Small boats arrivals in 2021 now stand at more than double the figure for 2020, when 8,417 people crossed.
# UK
Over £200k donated to RNLI in 24 hours after criticism for rescuing migrants in English Channel
The number of people seeking to volunteer with the charity also increased, while some people withdrew their financial support.
# Channel Crossing
Migrants arriving in UK without permission could soon face four years in prison
People smugglers may also face life sentences under the tough new laws.
# English Channel
Emiliano Sala’s family want ‘full truth’ as they mark the anniversary of his death
The Argentinian footballer was killed when the plane he was travelling in crashed north of Guernsey in 2019.
# Port Queues
Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’
15,000 lorry drivers have been tested for coronavirus as of noon today.
# Border Crossing
Extra 800 troops sent in to help clear backlog as thousands of drivers spend Christmas in their lorries in Kent
Some have already spent nearly a week stranded due to the diplomatic impasse.
# Migration
UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel
The number of French police officers patrolling a 150km stretch of coastline is to be doubled.
# English Channel
Two children among four dead after migrant boat sinks off French coast
It is believed to be the single biggest loss of life during the current migrant crisis.
# Migrants
More than 1,000 people arrive in UK in ten days after crossing English Channel in small boats
1,004 migrants were brought ashore by Border Force between 4 August and 13 August.
# Border Force
UK's Home Office asks for Navy's help in dealing with migrants crossing the English Channel
The Home Office said more than 130 migrants made it to the UK in 13 boats yesterday.
# road to england
Women's Euro 2021 officially rescheduled for July 2022
Ireland are on track to qualify for the tournament in England.
# feat of endurance
'Super-human': Swimmer (37) becomes first person to swim across English Channel four times non-stop
It took Sarah Thomas 54 hours.
# Arrest
Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala's death
Sala died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the English Channel on 21 January.
# all at sea
UK to pay Channel Tunnel operator £33m to settle case over way it awarded Brexit ferry contracts
Eurotunnel said the UK government awarded the contracts in a “secret way”.
# English Channel
Emiliano Sala: Plane wreckage found in three parts at depth of 68m, investigators say
An interim report into the fatal crash has been released.
# Breakthrough
Emiliano Sala's missing plane has been found
The footballer and pilot David Ibbotson were the only people on board.
# English Channel
Emiliano Sala search: Footballer presumed dead as rescuers suspend search
The plane in which Sala was travelling disappeared from radar on Monday night; Cardiff City said they didn’t arrange the flight.
# Emiliano Sala
Police searching for plane with Cardiff City footballer onboard find 'a number of floating objects' in water
Emiliano Sala is Cardiff City’s record signing, having put pen to paper on a contract with the club at the weekend.
# Immigration
Explainer: Why Brexit could be behind the upsurge in migrants aiming to cross the English Channel
Four in five people who attempted to cross the English Channel in dinghies in 2018 did so in the last three months. But why?
# Dover
Two arrested on suspicion of arranging English Channel migrant crossings
In December, around 230 people tried to make the 33-kilometre journey from France to Britain.
# Immigration
Britain and France to step up English Channel patrols after spike in migrant crossings
Both countries are to increase surveillance patrols and target trafficking gangs.
# scallop wars
French and UK fishermen agree to English Channel 'Scallop Wars' truce
French boats confronted a handful of British rivals in the waters late last month to keep them from the area.
# feeling shellfish
Scallop Wars: British and French trawlers ram each other in tense English Channel fracas
The European Commission has asked to two countries to settle the dispute.
Man dies attempting to swim the English Channel
Douglas Waymark was taking part in the Enduroman triathlon.
# English Channel
Search for two missing men after boat sinks in English Channel
Another man was rescued and one body has been recovered.
# Channel Hopper
A Kerryman swam the English Channel yesterday
That’s a lot of swimming.
# War games
There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand
They’re just on exercises according to the Russian military.
# Making A Splash
Watch: English cliff falls into the sea during rough weather
Storm waves battering cliffs at Hastings in East Sussex finally took their toll.
# English Channel
Divers begin three-week operation to raise WWII German aircraft bomber
The bomber is the only one of its kind left after World War II, and was shot down in the English Channel during the Battle of Britain in 1940.