LÉ William Butler Yeats Conducts First Search and Rescue Operation Since Deploying to the Mediterranean
Earlier today, LÉ William Butler Yeats conducted her first search and rescue operation since deploying to the Mediterranean with Operation Pontus. Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, LÉ William Butler Yeats successfully located and rescued a total of 109* migrants 56 NM off the North East coast of Tripoli.

The rescue commenced at 12.30pm and all migrants were on board by 4.30pm and are now receiving food, water and medical treatment where required.

LÉ William Butler Yeats will transfer the rescued migrants to an Italian Coast Guard vessel later this evening and she will conduct further search and rescue operations if required.
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