le-james-joyce-gangwayThe LÉ James Joyce, which was commissioned in Dún Laoghaire just last year, has again made us proud.le-james-joyce-commissioning

The LÉ James Joyce and her crew have been involved in an operation to rescue almost 2,000 people from 18 separate vessels off the coast of Libya, with 423 of the migrants taken on board the naval vessel. A further 1,500 migrants were taken aboard five boats belonging to non-governmental organisations during the same mission. The rescued migrants will be transferred to a separate vessel this evening to allow the LÉ James Joyce carry out further rescue operations if necessary.

The ship and its crew have again been involved in rescue operations in the Mediterranean, saving almost 2,000 people from 18 separate vessels off the coast of Libya. Watch the report from RTÉ here:

RTÉ news report on the L.É. James Joyce

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The LÉ James Joyce has now served with distintion in a number of rescue mission in the Mediterranean, and is estimated to have saved over 3,000 people:
Irish Navy ship saves over 400 migrants from sea (The Irish Independent – 25th September 2016)
Limerickman assisting in rescue of over 3,000 migrants at sea (Limerick Leader – 17th September 2016)
LÉ James Joyce rescues over 400 migrants near Tripoli (Newstalk – 10th September 2016)
Irish vessel LE James Joyce saved over 100 migrants off the coast of Libya (Newstalk – 11th September 2016)
Irish naval vessel rescues 423 migrants off coast of Libya (The Irish Times – 10th September 2016)
LÉ JAMES JOYCE RESCUES 423 MIGRANTS OFF LIBYAN COAST (Today FM – 10th September 2016)
Medal for LE James Joyce On Humanitarian Missions (Afloat Magazine – 5th September 2016)
LÉ James Joyce Rescues Migrants In Three Incidents (Afloat Magazine – 29th August 2016)
LÉ James Joyce rescues 165 people (UTV Ireland – 29th August 2016)
LÉ James Joyce Rescues More than 400 Migrants (Afloat Magazine – 31st July 2016)
Irish naval vessel rescues 433 migrants from Mediterranean sea (The Irish Times – 29th July 2016)
Over 10,000 People Rescued in Mediterranean by Irish Naval Service (Afloat Magazine – 21st July 2016)
LÉ James Joyce rescues 128 migrants near Tripoli (The Irish Times – 19th July 2016)
60-strong crew of LÉ James Joyce returning to Med for second time to help exploited refugees (The Irish Examiner – 9th July 2016)

The L.É. James Joyce's ship's bell

The L.É. James Joyce’s ship’s bell

Minister Simon Coveney (then Minister for Defence), at the commissioning ceremony for the L.É. James Joyce, in Dún Laoghaire.

Minister Simon Coveney (then Minister for Defence), at the commissioning ceremony for the L.É. James Joyce, in Dún Laoghaire.

A view of Dún Laoghaire, including the LexIcon, from the bridge of the L.É James Joyce.

A view of Dún Laoghaire, including the LexIcon, from the bridge of the L.É James Joyce.

 

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