British naval ship HMS Bulwark helps rescue thousands of migrants
May 31 , 2015
British naval ship HMS Bulwark has helped save around 4,000 migrants in a rescue operation in the Mediterranean.
According to Italy’s coastguard, the UK assault ship took part in several rescue missions to intercept precariously overcrowded boats that are used by smugglers to transport thousands of people from the Libyan coast to Europe.
However, in one of the rescue operations, 17 bodies were found on three boats, reports said.