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Former skipper who piloted small boat packed with migrants across the English Channel becomes tenth person to be jailed for assisting unlawful immigration this year

by A.P.

Boat designed to take eight people but it had 13 people on board including kid

A former Iranian sea captain who risked his life and 12 other asylum seekers by steering them across the Channel has been jailed for four and a half years.

Skipper Fariboz Rakei took a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) across the Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the world, before they were intercepted by a Border Forder coastal patrol vessel on September 7 last year.

The court heard how the four-metre-long RHIB Rakei was piloting is designed to carry a maximum of eight people but was packed to the gunwales with 13 onboard, including a seven-year-old boy.

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