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LÉ Eithne rescues 593 migrants off Libya coast

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The rescue operation began at 4am Irish time around 50 nautical miles northwest of Trilibya_rescuepoli when 101 people were taken from a rubber craft.

Five other rescue operations were also carried out and 593 people, including 92 women and five children, were taken on board LÉ Eithne by 1pm.

LÉ Eithne has rescued 2,729 people since its deployment on 16 May to assist Italian authorities in search and rescue operations in Mediterranean.