Spanish Canarias Saves 100 off Libyan Coast

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

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