Irish Navy Saves More Migrants off Tripoli

first_img Irish Navy Saves More Migrants off Tripoli Back to overview,Home naval-today Irish Navy Saves More Migrants off Tripoli View post tag: Tripoli View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: africa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Libyacenter_img Share this article June 30, 2015 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Migrants View post tag: Irish Navy Irish Navy’s vessel LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued a total of 647 migrants off two separate vessels, 50 Nautical Miles north-west of Tripoli, the Libyan capital yesterday.593 migrants, rescued on 28 June, were transferred to HMS Bulwark yesterday morning and the crew prepared the ship for further search and rescue operations.At 8 am Irish time operations recommenced, with LÉ EITHNE rescuing 330 migrants on a wooden barge, 50 Nautical Miles north-west of Tripoli. Immediately following the first rescue the LÉ EITHNE was re-tasked to assist with the rescue of a further 317 migrants on a wooden barge in the vicinity.There are now approximately 647 rescuees on board the vessel.Image: Irish Defence Forceslast_img

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