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Group of migrants found in Thames cargo ship, Sky sources say

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A group of migrants has been found on a cargo container ship in the Thames Estuary, Sky sources say.

Authorities are dealing with the ongoing incident where the group was discovered stowed away on the 236-metre long cargo ship, the Grande Tema.

An official source has told Sky News that authorities are currently trying to resolve the situation, which has been ongoing for several hours.

The vessel had been travelling eastwards through the English Channel when the migrants were discovered around 11am this morning.

Maritime navigational tracking sites show the vessel circling around a position north east of Margate.

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