A Border Force vessel and RNLI lifeboats have been launched after a small empty boat was seen floating off the Dover coast.

The small rigid inflatable boat (RIB) was spotted just after 7am on Sunday in St Margaret’s Bay, about 2.5 miles (3.9km) from the Port of Dover in east Kent.

A Border Force boat and an RNLI lifeboat approaching the small boat
Image: A Border Force boat and an RNLI lifeboat approaching the small boat

A Home Office spokesman told Sky News: “Border Force is currently dealing with an ongoing small boat incident off the Kent coast.

“Further details will be provided once the situation has been resolved.”

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