Dunkerque Seaways ferry accidents and incidents

Dunkerque Seaways ferry cruise ship

Former names
Maersk Dunkerque (Norfolkline)

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  • boat rescue - 2019 (15 Iranian migrants)

In the period 2005-2010, the vessel was operated under the name "Maersk Dunkerque" by Norfolkline (Maersk-owned shipping company, acquired by DFDS Seaways in July 2010.

28 October 2019Boat Rescue

On October 28, 2019, the cruise ship reported a dinghy with a group of 15 migrants. The wooden boat (with 15 Iranian men) was spotted at 6:32 am, during the regular Channel crossing from France to England (Dunkirk-Dover). The Dover Coastguard requested the DFDS ship to stand by the boat until ~7 am when the British and French maritime authorities arrived at the scene.

The ferry itself was not involved in the operation, for which were deployed a warship and two Border Force vessels (from France) and a lifeboat and a Coastguard helicopter (from Dover).

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