Irish naval ship made ready to assist in Mediterranean migrant crisis

Irish naval vessel the LE Eithne has completed preparations sail to the Mediterranean, where it will take part in a mission to prevent further migrant ship tragedies.

The Naval Service ship is on standby, and is expected to sail by the middle of next week.

Irish naval ship made ready to assist in Mediterranean migrant crisis

The Irish Red Cross today welcomed today's deployment.

It said the Irish contribution will help create a safer environment for overcrowded migrant ships crossing from North Africa to Europe.


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