“All options” are on the table to halt the crossings, according to Mr Johnson and French president Emmanuel Macron, who said they will boost up attempts to stop the crossings immediately.
According to immigration compliance minister Tom Pursglove, the Prime Minister has reiterated a prior proposal to deploy UK police and Border Force personnel to perform joint patrols with the French along the coast.
The French, on the other hand, have repeatedly refused due to worries about national sovereignty.
According to French officials, at least 27 individuals perished, including five women and a little child.
Four persons have been detained in connection with the sinking, according to French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.
This number is sure to climb since French lawmaker Franck Dhersin said on Twitter that the boat was carrying more than 50 passengers.
Mr Darmanin slammed the smugglers who organise the crossings for their “criminal nature.”
In a tweet, he said: “Strong emotion in the face of the tragedy of several deaths due to the capsizing of a migrant boat in the English Channel.
“We cannot say enough about the criminal nature of the smugglers who organise these crossings.”
The sinking, according to French Prime Minister Jean Castex, was a “tragedy.”
“My thoughts are with the many missing and injured, victims of criminal smugglers who exploit their distress and injury,” he stated.
With the help of British officials, a rescue mission is now taking place off the coast of Calais.’
Three rescue boats and one helicopter were seen at sea at one spot on the marine traffic app, which displays the position of vessels in the region.
Nicolas Margolle, a fisherman, told Reuters that he saw two tiny dinghies on Wednesday, one with people on board and the other empty.
Priti Patel, the home secretary, is under fire for her handling of the issue and now the fatalities.
Ms Patel responded to the event by tweeting: “My thoughts are with the families of all of those who have tragically lost their lives in French waters today.
“It serves as the starkest possible reminder of the dangers of these Channel crossings organised by ruthless criminal gangs.
“It is why this Government’s New Plan for Immigration will overhaul our broken asylum system and address many of the long-standing pull factors encouraging migrants to make the perilous journey from France to the United Kingdom.
“We will continue to intensify all cooperation with France and other European partners to prevent migrants embarking on these deadly journeys.”
Despite the Home Secretary conceding that the Liverpool terror suspect was able to abuse Britain’s “dysfunctional” asylum system, government officials have been compelled to deny that Ms Patel is “failing.”
This year, almost 25,700 persons have undertaken the perilous voyage to the United Kingdom in tiny boats, more than three times the amount for the whole year of 2020.