A group of at least 25 stowaways were found on Tuesday evening on a ship near Vlaardingen, several media report. The emergency services have therefore been flocked en masse to Vulcaanhaven, where the ferry moors again.

There has been scaled up to GRIP-1. This means that emergency services must work together because of the scale of the incident. What exactly is going on is currently unclear.

A spokesperson for the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Security Region was unable to tell how many people were involved. It is also not clear how the group is doing.

The safety region reports that there are extra ambulances on the way. A trauma helicopter has also been called.

At the request of the emergency services, the Red Cross sends two emergency response teams to Vlaardingen. The teams, consisting of a total of sixteen care providers, may assist the ambulance personnel in providing assistance to slightly injured people.

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