Spanish frigate Canarias participated in the rescue of more than 100 people off the coast of Libya after its embarked SH-60B helicopter sighted a boat adrift.
The frigate Canarias, deployed in the EUNAVFOR operation Sophia, spotted an inflatable boat with over 100 people on board during a reconnaissance patrol on Tuesday, Oct 20.
After informing the command of the operation, the rescue efforts started.
Including this action, the frigate Canarias has taken part in the rescue of a total of 1,020 people since joining the operation on October 5.
Naval Today Staff, Image: Spanish Navy