May 29 2015
Ireland's flagship has taken part in its first rescue operation of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, reports the Irish Times.
During a joint humanitarian mission, the Eithne helped rescued 201 migrants about 60 km (47 mi) off the coast of Libya on Thursday. Five vessels were reported to be in distress.
Italian, German and British vessels also were involved.
The Irish navy said the Eithne provided medical assistance, food, water and dry clothes to the...
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