Rabat – The crew members of an Estonian cargo ship, the MV Anetta, have found four irregular migrants, reported weekly newspaper the Great Yarmouth Mercury on Monday, December 2.
The four migrants are under the age of 18 and told customs officers that they come from Morocco.
The vessel sailed from Zeebrugge in Belgium and was due to arrive at the Great Yarmouth harbor on Sunday, December 1, at 9 a.m.
In a statement, the UK’s Border Force said it went aboard the ship and spoke to four people who presented themselves as Moroccan nationals.
“They were all found to be minors and have been placed into the care of social services,” the statement added.
The Border Force specified that cases involving migrants under the age of 18 will be dealt with according to the country’s immigration laws.