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British, coastguards, rescue, 120 migrants, Channel

British coastguards rescue more than 120 migrants in Channel

05 May, 2020 7:52 pm 7:52 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – British coastguards rescued more than 120 migrants trying to cross the English Channel on seven small boats, French maritime authorities said on Friday. The rescue took place in the night from Thursday to Friday, a spokesman for the Maritime Prefecture for the Channel and North Sea said. Border and coastguards in Britain … Read More

Flying Flyingboard hoverboard frenchman channel channel scuppered fuel mishap

Flying Frenchman’s hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by fuel ...

07 July, 2019 8:49 am 8:49 am

SANGATTE, France (Reuters) – A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was knocked into the water as he landed on a boat-mounted refuelling platform, his technical team said. Franky Zapata lifted off near the northern port of Calais with 42 litres of … Read More