A truck carrying 25 migrants in a “refrigerated container” has been found on a cargo ferry travelling from the Netherlands to the UK.
According to The Advertiser, authorities found the migrants shortly after the ferry left the Netherlands and the vessel quickly returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, emergency services say.
Two of the migrants were taken to hospital for treatment while the other 23 received a medical check-up in the port before being taken away by police for processing, a statement said on Tuesday.
The migrants were aboard a Britannia Seaways ferry owned by Danish operator DFDS that had just embarked on a run across the North Sea to Felixstowe in southern England.
Sniffer dogs were being used to comb the vessel for other possible stowaways, it said.
This comes hardly a month after 39 immigrants were found dead inside a trailer from Belgium headed to England.
The truck driver, 27 year old, Maurice “Mo” Robinson, has been charged in Britain and eight other suspects in Vietnam over the deaths.