A group of stowaways was found on a ship in Vlaardingen on Tuesday evening. The emergency services have therefore been flocked to the Vulcaanhaven.

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 an emergency response team to Vlaardingen. That team will assist the ambulance personnel.

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