Italian Navy Rescues Almost 500 Migrants

Italian Navy’s Cassiopea class patrol boats Libra P 402 rescued almost 500 migrants on Thursday night, January 15.

As part of the Frontex Triton operation, the vessel encountered two boats carrying migrants 60 nautical miles off Tripoli.

The boats were carrying 111 and 175 migrants respectively. Once they were rescued by a port authority vessel, the migrants boarded the patrol boat and set sail towards the Italian coast.

Frontex is European Union’s effort to help the Italian Navy with migrant search and rescue operations.

Naval Today Staff, Image: Italian Navy

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< May 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Anti-Submarine Warfare

The conference will, in the presence of industry, provide a unique opportunity to understand what next generation platforms…

read more >

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >

PACIFIC 2019

As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019…

read more >