Monday 19 February 2018

LÉ William Butler Yeats rescues 41 people during two separate rescue operations

Credit: Irish Defence Forces
Credit: Irish Defence Forces
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A total of 41 people have been rescued by LÉ William Butler Yeats during two separate search and rescue operations.

Both rescues were carried out following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

The operations took place 42 nautical miles north west of Tripoli in the Mediterranean Sea.

The first search and rescue op began at 11.35am on Saturday morning and all migrants are now on board.

Credit: Irish Defence Forces
Credit: Irish Defence Forces

They are currently receiving food, water and medical treatment where required.

LÉ William Butler Yeats is currently awaiting further tasks in the area of operations.

Credit: Irish Defence Forces
Credit: Irish Defence Forces

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