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: Libya 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 Forces
Premier Foods’ half-year results show that sales of Hovis were up 17% and market share has increased to 26.3% – its highest level in two years, said the firm.But Premier’s Hovis division, which comprises its baking, milling and frozen pizza base operations, saw turnover drop to £372.4m, (from £384.7m in first year half 2008), although trading profit increased 18.7% to £14.6m (first year half 2008: £12.3m).The figures for the six months to 27 June 2009 show sales in its baking operations were up 4.9%, “driven by a 12.4% increase in sales of branded bread, partly offset by lower sales of own-label bread and morning goods”.Its milling operations saw sales fall 20.7%, which Premier puts “primarily” down to the exit from a low-margin flour contract in the latter part of 2008. Chief executive Robert Schofield commented: “Now that we have substantially completed the integration of RHM and Campbell’s and successfully refinanced the group, we have been able to embark on targeted investment behind our key market-leading brands.” He added that he was pleased with the group’s progress and delighted by the continued success of Hovis.Group turnover was up 3.5% to £1,248.2m, but operating profit stood at £26.8m, down from £46.2m in the first half of 2008. The firm made a loss before tax of £30m, compared to profit of £2m in first year half 2008.This was due to one-off costs, including pension charges plus costs related to its acquisition of RHM and Campbell’s UK business. Premier reduced its net debt to £1,475m (June 2008: £1,806m).