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OPV LÉ Samuel Beckett Departs On Mission to Counter Human-Trafficking in Mediterranean

15th April 2018
LÉ Samuel Beckett seen underway heading upriver off Blackrock Castle to Cork City-centre quays. LÉ Samuel Beckett seen underway heading upriver off Blackrock Castle to Cork City-centre quays.

#Navy - Leadship of the Irish Naval Service OPV90 class, LÉ Samuel Beckett is departing today for the Mediterranean to take part in 'Operation Sophia'.

As The Irish Examiner reports, Ireland first joined the EU naval operation against smugglers and traffickers last October when another Offshore Patrol Vessel, the OPV80 class LÉ Niamh was deployed for a three-month mission.

Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe says the crew will be helping to address some of the root causes of migration and human trafficking.

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