Almost 300 Migrants Have Been Saved Overseas By The Irish Navy
The LÉ Samuel Beckett rescued 299 migrants 38 miles from Tripoli
Almost 300 migrants have been rescued from The Mediterranean by the Irish Navy.
The LÉ Samuel Beckett saved the group from a rubber vessel during a three-hour operation off the coast of Libya.
The migrants are now receiving food, water and appropriate medical treatment onboard.
LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 299* Migrants During Search & Rescue Operations 38 Nautical Miles NE of Tripoli pic.twitter.com/xK6cuNy0iS— Irish Defence Forces (@defenceforces) October 27, 2016
Italian Navy spokesman Ayoub Gassim said the coast guard has rescued 29 survivors, out of 126 who were on the boat, who said the plastic boat ripped and began filling with water about 26 miles off the Libyan coast - in international waters.LÉ Samuel Beckett Rescues 299* Migrants
The death toll for migrants in the Mediterranean has reached at least 3,800 this year so far, making 2016 the deadliest year ever for migrants in the Mediterranean.