Sunday 20 August 2017

LÉ Samuel Beckett locates and rescues 40 people off coast of Libya

Cian Murray

The LÉ Samuel Becket has located and rescued 40 migrants while conducting a search operation off the coast of Tripoli.

Earlier today, following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, LÉ Samuel Beckett located and rescued a total of 40 migrants from a rubber vessel during off the coast of Tripoli.

The rescue operation began at 11am and all migrants were taken on board LÉ Samuel Beckett by 1.30pm.

The 40 rescued persons have now been transferred to the NGO Vessel Aquarius.

LÉ Samuel Beckett is currently awaiting further tasks in the area of operations.

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