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188 lost migrants recovered by HMS Enterprise

(credit: Eunavfor Med / Sophia)
(credit: Eunavfor Med / Sophia)

(B2) The British ship HMS Enterprise – which is participating in the anti-trafficking operation in the Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR Med) – recovered 188 migrants crammed onto two inflatable boats during the day of Tuesday (December 29). It was the EH101 helicopter on board the Garibaldi, the flagship of EUNAVFOR Med Sophia, which raised the alert in the early hours of the day. He had spotted two rubber boats sailing in international waters from the Libyan coast. Among the survivors, 18 women, including 2 pregnant. The migrants were then transferred to the MV Bourbon Argos which sails on behalf of Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Since its integration into Eunavfor Med in July 2015, the HMS Enterprise, saved more than 2600 migrants, according to the headquarters of the European operation.


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).