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Navy rescues another 243 migrants in Mediterranean

Published 27/07/2015

The Irish Navy has now rescued more than 1,000 people in the past three weeks
The Irish Navy has now rescued more than 1,000 people in the past three weeks

Another 243 migrants have been rescued by the Irish Navy in the Mediterranean.

The crew of the LE Niamh took the 183 men, 33 women and 27 children from a wooden barge about 80km (50 miles) north-west of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Weather conditions were said to be relatively calm during the three-hour operation this morning with all the migrants given food, water and medical attention on board.

The Irish Navy crew, the second to take part in the humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean, has rescued more than 1,000 migrants in the three weeks they have been at sea.

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