More than 300 people have been rescued by the crew of the LÉ Niamh in the Mediterranean today.
The Irish Naval vessel came across three boats in north of Tripoli off the coast of Lybia just before 10am this morning.
There is one child among the 329 refugees on board the boats.
The LÉ Niamh is currently en route to Sicily and is expected to arrive at 8am tomorrow morning.
The crew of the LÉ Niamh with some rescued refugees in July.