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#BeckettReturns - LÉ Samuel Becket (P61) has returned to Irish waters having completed her humanitarian role in search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean, writes Jehan Ashmore. Commodore Hugh Tully, Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service is to visit the…
#FourthMedShip? - Another Naval Service ship to the Mediterranean may be sent by the Government early next year to assist with the ongoing refugee crisis after the LE Samuel Beckett completes its current tour of duty later this month, according…
#InflatableRaft - Following an intense spate of rescuing refugees last week, LÉ Samuel Beckett carried out its latest mission in the Mediterranean yesterday when 111 people were found in an inflatable raft off Libya. At 05:39 am Irish time the…
#BeckettRescues- Following yesterday's rescue by LÉ Samuel Beckett and in the transfer off 99 people to MSF Dignity 1 off Tripoli, Libra, the OPV was involved today in further humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean Sea. This brings to a total…
#CrewCommended - On a visit to Malta yesterday, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney visited L.É. Samuel Beckett currently deployed in the Mediterranean on humanitarian search and rescue operations. Earlier in the day, the Minister met with EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella…
#NavalTwinning – The Munster Express writes that Waterford City and County Councillor Eddie Mulligan, has called for the twinning of Irish Navy’s newest vessel with the city. The twinning of LE James Joyce with Waterford city the councillor said was…

Naval Service ship LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 100 off Libya

#100rescued - Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Samuel Beckett this morning rescued more than 100 people, including two children, from an inflatable craft off the Libyan coast. It is the second humanitarian rescue for the vessel, which took over from…
#NavalBudget - An allocation of €904m in Defence funding for 2016 was announced by Minister Coveney today. The increased allocation for 2016 represents a new very significant commitment to Defence and will allow Defence to deliver on the commitments outlined…
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