A group of migrants have landed in Dover on Thursday morning, just hours after the deadliest Channel crossing killed 27 people.
Pictures show the RNLI helping men, women and children ashore in Kent.
Despite the appalling conditions on the English Channel, British officials intercepted two small boats with around 40 people on board.
They were brought into the harbour at Dover, Kent by lifeboat around 5am in cold, wet and windy conditions.
One group, mainly Middle Eastern men, could be seen with maroon-coloured blankets wrapped around them as they tried to keep warm.
One group of mainly Middle Eastern men were wearing life jackets and wrapped in blankets.
They were seen huddled together on board an RNLI lifeboat before disembarking in Dover on Thursday morning, just a day after a dinghy capsized off the coast of Calais, causing the loss of dozens of lives.