MIGRANTS were said to have stormed the docks at Calais in a bid to board ships to the UK.
The port was reported to be shut for more than a hour, forcing ferries arriving from Britain to stay in the sea outside the French port.
Reuters 100 migrants were said to have stormed the docks at Calais in a bid to board ships to the UK
Passengers said ship crews told them that more than 100 migrants had tried to breach security at 8.30pm.
Matt Perry wrote: “Sat on a P&O ferry outside Calais.”
A source said: “Calais was in lockdown, with ferries being told not to dock.”
Darrell J Martin wrote on Twitter: “My daughter’s stuck on a ferry outside Calais waiting to get in.
“She says the ports is closed due to immigrants trying to get on ferries leaving Calais.
“She sailed from Dover at 19:00.”
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In Britain, a Port of Dover spokesman confirmed that Calais was “dealing with a situation”.
DFDS Seaways said later that things were back to normal.
Reuters Passengers said ship crews told them that more than 100 migrants had tried to breach security in Calais at 8.30pm
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