Patrol boat rescued 41 distressed migrants
On July 30, 2022, the CROSS Gris-Nez was informed that a boat was in difficulty in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais and deployed the PGC 'Jacques Oudart Fourmentin' to assist. The patro boat recovered 41 castaways. It dropped them off at the port of Dunkirk where they are taken care of by the border police.
144 migrants rescued in several missions
In the night of July 5 and during the following day, the CROSS Gris-Nez identified several boats in difficulty in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais. The 'Jacques Oudart Fourmentin' picked up 47 people on board off Le Touquet. The semi-rigid 'SNS 709 Jean Baptiste' from the SNSM station of Berck-sur-Mer recovered 33 castaways off Fort-Mahon-Plage and transferred them onto the patrol boat. The tug 'Abeille Normandie' rescued 21 people in the Calais sector. The 'Hauts de France' rescued 43 shipwrecked people off the beach at Hardelot. All of the 144 castaways were landed at the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, where they were taken care of by the border police and the departmental fire and emergency services. rescue in the foremidday of July 6. At the start of the afternoon, the 'Jacques Oudart Fourmentin' (DFP1) was once again engaged to rescue a boat in difficulty. The crew rescued 22 people and took them on board. One of these castaways required a medical evacuation by a French Navy's Dauphin public service helicopter based in Le Touquet with a team from the SMUR Maritime in Boulogne-sur-Mer. The other castaways were disembarked and taken care of at the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer. In total, 166 people were rescued by the State resources at sea under the coordination of CROSS Gris-Nez.
Patrol boat rescued 48 migrants
In the night of July 3, 2022, the CROSS Gris-Nez was informed that a boat wan difficulty off Leffrinckoucke beach and deployed the 'Jacques Oudart Fourmentin (DF P1)' to check the situation on site. Upon the arrival, the patrol boat noticed that the boat was adrift following an engine failure and requested assistance. The patrol boat picked up 48 people and dropped them off at the port of Dunkirk ,where they were taken care of by the border police and the departmental fire and rescue service.Upload News