Thursday 17th December 2015 - Return of LÉ SAMUEL BECKETT.

Commodore Hugh Tully, The Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, will meet the crew of the LÉ SAMUEL BECKETT on Thursday 17th December when the vessel returns from humanitarian and search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Tony Geraghty, the 58 sailors of the LÉ SAMUEL BECKETT, augmented by 2 medics from the Army and the Air Corps, deployed to the Mediterranean on the 24th of September 2015 where they successfully rescued 1088 people over 5 operations in cooperation with the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

Press Release Date: Thursday 17th December 2015

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