Op Sophia vessels in yet another rescue operation in the Mediterranean
This time it was the Slovenian patrol ship SNS Triglav that was tasked to save migrants’ lives off the coast of Lybia in the Mediterranean Sea.
In the early morning of January 26, following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, the Slovenian vessel, along with other Operation Sophia units recovered more than 110 people from a rubber boat in distress.
According to European External Action Service, the rescue took place in International Waters while the rescued migrants were transferred to an Italian military ship which will sail to the port of disembarkation.
SNS Triglav is a Svetlyak-class patrol boat used by the 430 Naval Section of the Slovenian Armed Forces. It was acquired by Slovenia from Russia as repayment of a multi million debt. The ship was laid down in 2009, completed in 2011 and delivered to Slovenia in the same year and named SNS Triglav.