Ireland Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast

08:50  18 june  2017
08:50  18 june  2017 Source:   Journal.ie

Coast Guard in dramatic golden retrieval

  Coast Guard in dramatic golden retrieval The Coast Guard was called in to action in north Dublin to rescue a three-year-old golden retriever that had slipped down a cliff.The crew met with the owner at the top of the cliff and then lowered a climber down to the dog. The Coast Guard climber secured the dog and lowered him to the beach below where he was reunited with his relieved owners. A unit from Dublin Fire Brigade also attended.

THE LÉ EITHNE yesterday rescued over 700 migrants who got into trouble after they left the Libyan coast in search of Europe. Defence Forces personnel located and rescued people from five inflatable boats which got into trouble around 83 kilometres off the northwest coast of Tripoli.

HMS Bulwark rescued more than 700 migrants on four boats off the coast of Libya . A Royal Navy helicopter spotted the people in distress this morning.

  Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast © Provided by Journal.ie THE LÉ EITHNE yesterday rescued over 700 migrants who got into trouble after they left the Libyan coast in search of Europe.

Defence Forces personnel located and rescued people from five inflatable boats which got into trouble around 83 kilometres off the northwest coast of Tripoli.

Once LÉ Eithne arrived on scene, itwas designated the on scene coordinator for a large scale rescue operation involving three NGO ships and ten platforms in distress (PIDs).

The rescue operation took place throughout the day, as well as migrants being transferred from two NGO vessels to LÉ Eithne, where it completed operations with 703 migrants on board.

The people on board received food water and medical treatment where required.

A spokesman for the Defence Forces said: LÉ Eithne are now tasked by the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to move the migrants to the designated ‘Port of Safety’ of Catania, Sicily, where it is estimated that they will be handed over to the Italian authorities tomorrow morning.

“Last night, en route to Catania, a baby girl was born on board LÉ Eithne with Defence Forces Medics assisting in the delivery. Both mother and baby are healthy and well.”

Bodies of missing US Navy sailors found .
The bodies of a number of missing USS Fitzgerald sailors have been found in the ship's flooded compartments, the US Navy says.  Seven US Navy sailors were listed as missing after Saturday's collision between the destroyer and a huge container ship - the ACX Crystal sailing under the flag of the Philippines.There is some confusion over exactly how many bodies have been recovered: while the US Navy said "a number", Japanese reports said all seven had been found dead.Later, Yoko Kato, spokeswoman for the US Navy in Yokosuka, said not all seven were recovered.

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