16 people in a container sailing into Rosslare

ROSSLARE EUROPORT (Pic; WexfordToday.com)

Gardai and emergency medical teams are in Rosslare Europort to meet the afternoon ferry arrival after a number of people were discovered in the back of a truck on a ferry during the voyage.

The container is on board a Stena Line ferry which departed from Cherbourg, France, at 9 pm last night and is due to dock in Rosslare after 3 pm this afternoon. 

It is understood the men were discovered this morning after a member of staff heard banging coming from inside the container.

It is understood 16 people, all believed to be male, were found alive in truck. The nationality of these people is not yet known but they are believed to be Asian. The men are understood to be aged between 20 to 40 and are said to be in good health. 

It is believed they may have travelled from Belgium and had been in the container for up to five days. 

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