Irish Navy rescues 123 migrants and recovers one body in latest mission
The Irish Navy rescued 123 migrants from a 12-metre long rubber boat which was floating 28 nautical miles from Tripoli, Libya, today.
One deceased male migrant was also recovered from the craft.
The mission was launched following a request from Italian Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre and Operation Mare Sicuro,
The LÉ Róisín’s rescue commenced at 8am local time and all the migrants were on board by 10:30am.
The people are currently receiving food, water and medical treatment.
LÉ Róisín has rescued 519 people to date.
The role of the Irish Naval vessel is to provide a search and rescue capability and to undertake humanitarian rescue operations at sea in the Mediterranean.