Irish frigate LÉ Samuel Beckett transferred 474 rescued people, to the port of Vibo, Italy, Oct 7.
Having rescued 242 persons from a wooden barge on Monday, October 5, the LÉ Samuel Beckett was subsequently tasked with taking the transfer of a further 232 persons who had been rescued by the Italian Coastguard Vessel Luigi Datilo.
Transfers were conducted at sea utilizing LÉ Samuel Beckett’s RHIBs (rugged hull inflatable boats).
On completion of embarkation, the ship proceeded north to the nominated port of safety, Vibo, Valentia. The ship provided sustained care to the 474 rescuees embarked, including 4 infants en route.
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