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Rescue by LÉ William Butler Yeats of 285 Migrants off Libyan Coast

19th September 2017
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The Irish Naval Service carried out a recent rescue off migrants off Libya The Irish Naval Service carried out a recent rescue off migrants off Libya Photo: IDF /facebook

#navy - Crew from the LÉ William Butler Yeats have recovered the bodies of three migrants and rescued 285 others in an operation off the Libyan coast.

The operation RTE reports took place last week in the Mediterranean 44km northwest of Tripoli.

The migrants had been on board two rubber vessels when they were rescued by the Irish Naval Service.

All are now on board the LÉ William Butler Yeats where they have been given food water and medical treatment were required.

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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