LÉ Eithne Rescues 346 Migrants off Libya Coast

The Irish naval vessel LÉ Eithne has rescued 346 migrants off the coast of Libya, around 83km off the north-west of Tripoli.

LÉ Eithne crew rescue migrants from inflatable crafts. Credit Irish Defence Forces

The ship was recently deployed on a mission to the Mediterranean to help with the ongoing migrant crisis.

Rescued migrants are taken on board LÉ Eithne. Credit Irish Defence Forces

Today the vessel was involved in a number of rescue missions saving a total of 346 lives.

This morning at 8.00am the LÉ Eithne rescued 135 people from an inflatable craft. They later rescued a further 211 migrants from another two crafts.

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