Search

17/10/2021

Two Co Kildare men helping to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean

Le Niamh
Two Army officers from Co Kildare are helping to rescue thousands of African migrants in the Mediterranean sea. The Navy vessel has a crew of 57 personnel, including two Army medics and is commanded by Lieutenant Commander Daniel Wall. The latest mission was last Saturday when 317 men, 11 women and one child were taken from make-shift boats north of Libyan capital Tripoli. The Irish vessel has now rescued a total of 3,343 migrants since beginning operations in the Mediterranean in July. Many of those rescued are suffering from dehydration and exhaustion and are given immediate medical attention. The Le Niamh is due to return to its base in Haulbowline in Co Cork next month.  

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.