HMS Bulwark rescues 3,500 migrants adrift in dinghies off coast of Libya and saved them.
The highlights of the mission as reported by dailymail :
- Pregnant women and children among the desperate migrants rescued 30 miles off the coast of Libya yesterday
- Those helped were given bread and water by crews on-board HMS Bulwark while security checks were carried out
- Royal Navy Merlin helicopter spotted the overcrowded boats yesterday morning on radar before launching rescue
- Up to 500,000 refugees are still waiting on the Libyan coast for migrant boats despite thousands drowning
Desperate migrants, who were on the lower deck of a warship, claimed the Royal Navy had ‘saved their lives’ after being rescued off the North African coast.