Two toddlers were among those rescued at sea early this morning in another suspected asylum seeker case.
Photographs show one small child in a pink spotted coat and woollen hat, and with a blanket, carried ashore by a Border Force official.
The second child, carried by an unidentified man, wore a blue coat and blue woollen hat.
Those seen brought in by a Border Force vessel also included women a few women and a large group of men in life jackets.
The rescue happened in early morning darkness today with those saved brought to the Tug Haven at Dover Western Docks for initial processing.
The Home Office has been contacted to provide full details of what happened this morning.