France, Nov. 25 -- Tributes and demonstrations have taken place in France to commemoratethe 27 migrants who died a year ago in a Channel boat disaster. Interior Minister Gerald DarmaninadmittedFrench rescue services should have intervened.

Several boats packed with rescuers and local elected figures took to the sea off the coast of Dunkirk on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the most deadly migrant accident in the Channel on record.

The officialstossed wreaths into the water and paused to remember the 27 people, mostly from Iraq, who perished when their inflatable boat sank in the middle of the shipping channel between France and Britain.

Thirty-one people were on board at the time but only 27 bodies were found.

"It's a tragedy tha...