They don't seem to be in distress until the French have escorted them into UK waters, we just need to stay in dock until called out by a distress call, not loiter around the area with a fkin big "welcome" sign!sigh…… those pesky treaties we’ve signed up to.
Search-and-rescue (SAR) services throughout the world largely depend on international shipping to assist anyone in distress at sea.
Nowadays, distress signals can be rapidly transmitted by satellite and terrestrial communication techniques both to search-and-rescue authorities ashore, and to ships in the immediate vicinity. The rescue operation can be swift and coordinated.
Nonetheless, rescue and disembarkation to a place of safety are complex operations involving a range of actors, each of which has particular obligations under international maritime law, as well as other bodies of international law such as refugee and human rights law.
Even when the rescue has been accomplished, problems can arise in securing the agreement of States to the disembarkation of migrants and refugees. Recognizing this problem, member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to two
of the relevant maritime conventions in 2004.1 Just as Masters have an obligation to render assistance, Member States have a complementary obligation to coordinate and cooperate so that persons rescued at sea are disembarked in a place of safety as soon as possible’.
Gen question - why is it that the Gulf States didn't take one single asylum seeker from the Syrian war? If people did try and go there they certainly wouldn't be let in. Why then do we have to?
They don't seem to be in distress until the French have escorted them into UK waters, we just need to stay in dock until called out by a distress call, not loiter around the area with a fkin big "welcome" sign!
No mate, go back to page 110 of this very thread and post number 2,189 on 2.11.2016
This is why but just to precis it down a bit
This and the all important Arab League (remember them?)
What are/were they doing for brother Arabs?
Road distances from Aleppo to Kuwait = 1691 kms, but 4,100 to Calais.
" " " Qatar = 2300 " but 4,100 to Calais
" " " Jeddah = 2019 " but 4,100 to Calais
" " " Riyadh = 1934 " but 4,100 to Calais
For Frankfurt deduct 600 kms.
For Stockholm add 640 kms.
Driving Distance Between Cities - Mileage Calculator
What on earth can drag them (without wild horses) 4,100 kms away from the right to wear burkas, sharia law and many brother fellow Arab states full of bountiful generosity to want to live here among us infidels?
And give a total stranger en route circa €5000+ each for the privilege?
Not very Islamic after all is it?
You may have just answered your own question.
Alas, it’s that old pesky SOLAS again…