Seven migrants were rescued in the early morning by a boat in the English Channel.
Border Force and HM Coastguard responded to the incident at 2:30.
There were reportedly about seven people in the boat.
A spokesman for HM Coastguard said, "HM Coastguard is currently supporting the Border Force in an incident on the Dover Canal."
Locals said they heard a helicopter over them during the incident.
The condition of the people aboard the ship is unknown.
The Home Office was contacted for comment.
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