The crew onboard the Irish Navy vessel the LÉ William Butler Yeats have been praised for their efforts after they rescued 109 migrants off the coast of Libya on Sunday.
The rescue which is the first for the crew onboard the vessel since its deployment on July 14th came after the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre requested their assistance in Sunday afternoon.
Reports say the rescue commenced at 12.30pm when the vessel was called in to rescue the migrants who were stranded onboard a makeshift vessel in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast.
It is understood all migrants were rescued without incident and they were given food, water and medical treatment where required.
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