Dozens of migrants have been plucked out of the English Channel today after their vessel came into trouble while attempting the perilous 21-mile journey across the Dover Straits.
Groups of young men, women and children were pictured being brought to shore in Kent by Border Force on Tuesday morning, as the total number to arrive by small boats this year nears 30,000.
Wearing red life jackets and face masks, the migrants sailed to safety aboard the BF Defender with the help of members of the Armed Forces.
It is the first time since Thursday that crossings have taken place after the last few days saw windy conditions at sea.
That day more than 600 people arrived after nearly 40 were rescued from the Channel when their boat sank off the Kent coast.
More than 29,700 people have crossed the Channel to the UK so far this year, according to provisional Government figures. This is higher than the number for the whole of 2021, which was 28,526.
Groups of young men, women and…