According to the embassy, following directions by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it has been closely coordinating with Irish authorities to verify the identities of the stowaways and prepare to undertake citizen protection measures if needed. The embassy is waiting for information from the police about the specific location to make consular access. Previously, at around 1 am on January 8, the British coast guard force received an emergency call from a person inside a refrigerated vehicle while the vehicle was on a ferry from France to Rosslare port. British and Irish authorities coordinated and promptly stopped that vehicle as soon as it arrived at the port. Irish police have now opened a human trafficking investigation into the incident and so far no arrest has been made.