Europoort

Aug 11 '17 15:30

Dutch harbors with ferries to England are increasingly faced with Albanians trying to secretly cross to the United Kingdom, according to the Volkskrant. Over the past few months, hundreds of Albanian stowaways were caught in IJmuiden, Hoek van Holland, Europoort and Vlissingen. 

While the number of caught stowaways is comparable to last year - 440 in the first half of this year - the proportion of Albanians among them is increasing steadily, especially in Hoek van Holland and Europoort. In those two ports 92 percent of the caught stowaways were Albanian. 

May 2 '17 16:05

The number of stowaways found trying to sneak to England by ferry and boat decreased significantly compared to last year, according to RTV Rijnmond. In the first quarter of 2017 a total of 220 stowaways were detained at Dutch ports, compared to 360 in the same period last year.

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Jun 6 '16 09:54

The Dutch army is deploying soldiers from Monday to help the Koninklijke Marechaussee search for undocumented migrants trying to go to Britain via the Dutch ports

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Sep 29 '14 13:08

A truck driving through the guardrail on the A16 at the Van Brienenoord bridge near Riddekerk junction caused major traffic problems around Rotterdam today.