183 people rescued by Irish vessel LÉ Eithne

The migrants on board are receiving food, water and medical treatment where required

183 people rescued by Irish vessel LÉ Eithne

Image: Irish Defence Forces Twitter

183 people have been rescued from the Mediterranean by the Irish Naval Vessel the LÉ Eithne.

At 6am this morning the ship rescued 113 migrants from an inflatable boat that was found drifting about 40 kilometres off the Libyan coast.

A further 70 people were rescued shortly afterwards from another vessel in distress.

The migrants on board are receiving food, water and medical treatment where required.