Navy ship yet to make a rescue in Med

SAR not ship’s primary mission, says MoD.

British ship sent on Mediterranean migrant mission has not rescued a single person

The Royal Navy ship sent to join a Europe-wide mission to tackle the Mediterranean migrant crisis has not rescued a single person since its deployment.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) told The Independent that search and rescue was not HMS Enterprise’s “primary role”, despite the death of more than 200 people in thelatest disaster last week.

HMS Bulwark rescued almost 5,000 people during its eight-week deployment earlier this year but its replacement’s count for almost the same period still stands at zero.

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