HMS Bulwark Completes Transportation Of 1,200 Rescued Migrants

Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark has safely transported 1,200 migrants that have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea.

The ship docked at Catania, Sicily, the place the migrants have been handed over to the Italian authorities.

The rescue was the ship’s greatest since becoming a member of the worldwide assist effort within the Mediterranean.

The migrants spent the night time on board after being rescued off the coast of Libya.

The operation, which started within the early hours after plenty of suspected migrant boats have been noticed by Bulwark’s Merlin helicopters, rescued kids as younger as two from 9 heavily-crowded boats.

She was known as to help seven boats, whereas different European navies earlier rescued 3,000 migrants.

The UN estimates at the very least 40,000 folks have tried to make the crossing because the begin of the yr.

HMS Bulwark’s commander, in the meantime, says the folks traffickers behind the present disaster are committing acts “tantamount to homicide”.

Forces TV’s Rebecca Ricks went aboard the ship as she continues her work on Operation Weald.