Crew of LÉ James Joyce rescue 128 off Libyan coast

Crew of LÉ James Joyce rescue 128 off Libyan coast
Library pic of LÉ James Joyce

Irish Naval officers have rescued 128 people off the coast of Libya today.

Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, the LÉ James Joyce successfully located and rescued the refugees from a rubber craft located in the Mediterranean sea northwest of Tripoli.

The rescue operation was launched at 6:30am, and all people were safely taken on board by 9:20am.

They are now receiving food, water and medical treatment where required.

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