Romanian coast guard stops 157 migrants from Iraq and Iran

Over 150 migrants, including 56 children, were rescued from a ship on the Black Sea by the Romanian coast guard as those seeking to get to Europe increasingly seek to use the new route.

It represents confirmation that Romania is now viewed as a new destination for people trying to enter Europe illegally.

Hundreds of people from Syria and Iraq have also been caught recently on boats trying to get to Romania via Turkey but have been rumbled by the Romanian coast guard.

It once again underlines the huge dangers of weak border security in Europe. Though the Romanian authorities have discovered and stopped some boats, how many more are now passing through unchecked?