The LE Niamh has rescued another 125 people in the Mediterranean.
In tough conditions, with force five winds, the Irish naval vessel rescued the people from a rubber boat this afternoon.
The people on board are being given water, food and medical assistance where required.
The vessel is now en route to pick up another 140 people who were rescued by an Italian naval vessel.
It brings the number of people rescued by the LE Niamh since it was deployed to the region to almost 4,000.