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LE James Joyce Rescues 423 Migrants Off Libyan Coast

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5:33 PM - 10 Sep 2016



The Irish naval vessel the LÉ James Joyce has been involved in a mission this morning to rescue migrants off the coast of Libya.

The ship located and rescued 423 migrants from 18 separate vessels during a complex operation 40 nautical miles North-West of Tripoli.

Those who were rescued were given food, water and medical treatment where required.

The LÉ James Joyce participated in the rescue mission on foot of a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

The ship also acted as on scene coordinator for five NGO vessels who rescued an additional 1500 migrants from the 18 vessels.



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