Monday 21 August 2017

LÉ Samuel Beckett rescues 111 refugees off Libyan coast

LE Beckett
LE Beckett
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The LÉ Samuel Beckett rescued 111 off the coast of Libya early this morning.

At 5:39am Irish time the ship commenced a Search and Rescue operation 32 nautical miles off  the Libyan coast following a tasking by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (IMRCC) to investigate an inflatable rubber craft.

The rescue operation lasted three hours, and took 111 people on board.

All people embarked are receiving food, water and medical attention where required.

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