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French Fishing Vessels Seen Heading Towards Jersey Amid Tensions With UK

Fishing vessels were seen moving towards the British Crown Dependency of Jersey on the morning of May 6 amid a dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights.

This video shows the vessels moving northwest from the French mainland. Two Royal Navy ships, HMS Severn and HMS Tamar, were deployed to Jersey on the evening of May 5 “to conduct maritime security patrols”, the UK’s Ministry of Defence said.

The BBC reported tensions between the UK and France had grown after threats were made to “blockade” Jersey with fishing vessels.

As of 8 am, 24 French-flagged vessels were in the vicinity of St Helier, Jersey. Credit: MarineTraffic via Storyful