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367 + 100 migrants recovered by the Le Eithne (updated)

RescueSeaMigrantsMedit@Irl1506615(B2) The Irish patrol boat LÉ EITHNE recovered 367 sinking migrants from a wooden barge 50 km northwest of Tripoli on Monday (June 15). The conditions at sea were choppy with a south-easterly wind and 1 meter high waves » specifies the Irish navy. The operation began at 7:25 a.m. and ended 2:30 hours later, at 10:09 a.m. exactly. It allowed the recovery of 278 men, 80 women and 9 children.

A second rescue operation took place shortly after, around noon. The Irish ship came to the rescue of a rubber boat with 100 migrants on board 70 kilometers northwest of Tripoli, Libya. “ Conditions at sea remained choppy ", the transshipment operation took a good hour and a half and " ended around 14:30 p.m. say the Irish. Since the beginning of its intervention, the LÉ EITHNE has saved approximately 1 people.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).