Stowaways/migrants found in sealed trailer on ferry heading to Ireland

Sixteen people were discovered sealed in a truck on a Stena Line ferry traveling from France to Ireland in mid-November, officials have revealed.

The migrants were found on the ferry, which was traveling from Cherbourg, France, to Rosslare, Ireland, during a routine inspection. They were sealed in a trailer on the vehicle deck of the ferry, according to a statement from Stena Line’s Chief People and Communications Officer Ian Hampton. He said that “all the individuals are reported to be in good health and have been moved to a private passenger lounge on the ship where their well-being is the focus of our employees”.

The company then alerted security and immigration officials in Rosslare so the necessary arrangements and proper procedures could be made for the group upon their arrival in Rosslare.