Main port in Calais shut after migrants swim to departing ferry

Main port in Calais shut after migrants swim to departing ferry

The main port in Calais had to be shut for several hours this morning after a group of migrants were seen trying to swim towards a departing ferry.

A search and rescue operation was launched and several people were taken to hospital.

The ferry port has now reopened and the French maritime authorities have stepped up harbour patrols.

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