8 July 2016 - Naval vessel L.É. James Joyce departs Cork to assist in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean.

L.É. JAMES JOYCE, under the command of her captain, Lieutenant Commander Neil Manning, departed the Naval Base, Haulbowline this morning, to assist the Italian authorities in the continuing search and rescue humanitarian operation in the Mediterranean.

L.É. JAMES JOYCE is the fifth ship deployed by the Naval Service to the Mediterranean Sea as part of Operation PONTUS.

Photographs from today's departure can be found here.

Press Release Date: 8 July 2016

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