LÉ EITHNE Saves 100 Migrants off Tripoli, Libya

After rescuing some 360 migrants on the morning of June 15, the LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued approximately 100 migrants on a rubber craft, 70 kilometres north-west of Tripoli, Libya.​

During this second search and rescue operation of the day, the conditions at the site remained choppy.

There are now approximately 460 migrants on board the LÉ EITHNE, receiving food, water and medical attention where required. LÉ EITHNE is awaiting direction from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre for next tasking.

To date the vessel has rescued approx 1620 men, women and children.

The LÉ EITHNE departed on the 16th of May from Naval Service Headquarters in Haulbowline, Cork to assist the Italian Authorities in the humanitarian search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

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