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LÉ Eithne rescues 183 migrants from inflatable boats off Libyan coast

LÉ Eithne rescues 183 migrants from inflatable boats off Libyan coast

The LÉ Eithne has rescued 183 migrants from inflatable boats off the Libyan coast.

The Irish naval vessel’s crew carried out two rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 40km off the north west coast of Tripoli.

The first rescue at 6am brought in 113 migrants before a second craft was spotted nearby and a further 70 were brought to safety on the LÉ Eithne.

The migrants on board are currently receiving food water and medical treatment.