Naval vessel the LÉ Róisín rescued 371 migrants in three separate search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean yesterday.

Three rubber vessels were located about 37 nautical miles northwest of Tripoli, Libya.

The first rescue began at 6.50am, where 114 migrants were rescued and taken on board the Róisín where they were given food, water and medical treatment where required.

LÉ Róisín was immediately re-tasked with the rescue of a further 115 people from a rubber vessel in the same area. All of those people were on board by 9.15am.

The ship was then sent on a third search and rescue operation where a further 142 migrants were taken on board.

The operation was on foot of a request from Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

The LÉ Róisín has rescued 893 people to date, excluding yesterday, as part of its humanitarian rescue operations in the Mediterranean.


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