LÉ Niamh rescues 551 people from the Mediterranean

LÉ Niamh rescues 551 people from the Mediterranean

The Irish navy have rescued another 551 people in the Mediterranean.

The LÉ Niamh rescued the people from a wooden barge 55km off the coast of Libya.

LÉ Niamh rescues 551 people from the Mediterranean

While at the scene, another vessel with around 700 migrants on board approached the LÉ Niamh.

LÉ Niamh rescues 551 people from the Mediterranean

They were given assistance and taken on board a Medecin Sans Frontiers (MSF) vessel in the area.

LÉ Niamh rescues 551 people from the Mediterranean

The LÉ Niamh is now making its way to Trapani in Italy.

It brings to almost 2,500 the number of people rescued by the Irish ship over the past few months.

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