Family and well-wishers are welcoming Irish Navy personnell aboard the L.É. Róisín home in Haulbowline, Cork this morning.
The naval vessel has completed a 10-week humanitarian search & rescue mission in the Mediterranean.
Families welcome home the crew of LE Roisin from Search & Rescue operations in the Med where they rescued 1283 pers pic.twitter.com/YfWBFKP0D9— Óglaigh na hÉireann (@defenceforces) July 15, 2016
More than 1,200 people were rescued during the operation.
The ship will be replaced by L.É. James Joyce, which is expected to commence search and rescue operations shortly.