The British ship is engaged in rescue operations in the Mediterranean and has saved the lives of 377 migrants.

The news comes following an announcement that a British frigate is being deployed against people smugglers in the Mediterranean. HMS Richmond is to be sent to the coast of Libya to stop the human traffickers who are risking lives by taking refugees on the dangerous journey to Europe by sea.

HMS Enterprise previously contributed to a major rescue of 453 migrants in the Mediterranean at the start of the month. The vessel identified four small vessels and safely brought aboard the occupants. The people rescued were later transferred to the German frigate Schleswig Holstein and taken to the southern Italian port of Taranto. HMS Enterprise began operating in the area at the start of July when she replaced HMS Bulwark.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:

“Once again, our Royal Navy has rescued a large number of migrants from the Mediterranean.

Our focus remains on smashing the criminal smuggling gangs who are putting innocent lives at risk. HMS Enterprise is well equipped for that task, as is the frigate HMS Richmond, which we have also now offered to the mission.”

HMS Enterprise, the tenth ship to bear this name, is a multi-role survey vessel of the Echo class. The vessel is normally tasked with conducting survey work in support of submarine and amphibious operations, however the class is also able to perform a mine countermeasures role.

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Ross Wallace
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Europe : the final frontier. These are the voyages of the HMS Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no migrants has gone before.

Glen Ann-Marie Beatty
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So the Royal Navy is now a bus service for moslem invaders.

Tom Baker
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You spelt Muslim and immigrants wrong

UK Defence Journal
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I’d personally hate to be this hate filled.

Henry Sinclair
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UK Defence Journal NOTH UK Defence Journal ING TO DO WITH HATE, TRY TO BE DEFENCE ORIENTATED, NOT COR-IN-BYN ORIENTATED!!!

Henry Sinclair
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Henry Sinclair GO AFTER THE PEOPLE SMUGGLERS, DONT ACT LIKE A FERRY SERVICE!

UK Defence Journal
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They ARE going after the smugglers, take your nonsense elsewhere

Tom Myzak
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Henry please refer to the article posted on Wednesday by the UK Defence Journal detailing how HMS Richmond is being deployed to combat the people smugglers.

Graeme Robertson
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That’s good now send them home

UK Defence Journal
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Most are legitimate asylum seekers.

Henry Sinclair
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TAKE THEM BACK TO TRIPOLI, DERNA OR BENGHAZI!

UK Defence Journal
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Many are legitimate asylum seekers.

Henry Sinclair
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MERKEL TAKEN OVER MOD AS WELL???

UK Defence Journal
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We’re not the MoD?

Mick Wilson
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Free ferry nice

UK Defence Journal
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Seriously?

Mick Wilson
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3 weeks waiting list 2 get in my doctors my Ladd school class in now that big u can’t even go in class with him over half of them r immigrants who the teachers spend most of time with cant even go in school at all cus the immigrants r nicking anything that’s not nailed down yes seriously

UK Defence Journal
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What a pity.

Tom Myzak
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It’s not suggested in this article that the 377 immigrants saved are coming to your town in the UK

Mick Wilson
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Let’s hope not

Mark Walker
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Beam em out to space ???

UK Defence Journal
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Sigh

Danny Miller
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Boring!!!

UK Defence Journal
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Facebook allows users to unlike pages.

Bill Butler
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Pity they don’t have great white sharks in the med

UK Defence Journal
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Pathetic.

Robert Norton
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Would be better served moored in Pompey. This is NOT in the nation’s Interest .

UK Defence Journal
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Yeah, let’s just let people die at sea because they’re foreign…

Casper J Gibbons
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Take them back

UK Defence Journal
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To?

Casper J Gibbons
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Where they belong

Tom Baker
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And where do they belong?

Tom Baker
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And if you even say Syria I’m just gonna be pissed off. 1 mil Brits live in Spain. Should the Spanish send them to ‘where they belong?’

Ian Bogaert
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Those 1 million Brits in Spain hardly the same is it ? Plenty room in the gulf states for these people ,surely if they are legitimate refugee they could and would be better placed in Jordan ,Turkey etc less traumatic journey !

Casper J Gibbons
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It’s an islamic invasion of Europe that’s the reason the gulf states don’t want them

UK Defence Journal
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What an absurd collection of ignorant stupidity.

Casper J Gibbons
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I agree ^

Ian Bogaert
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Fortunately it’s shared by the masses !

Casper J Gibbons
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Tom Baker
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Ian, 2.5 mil in Turkey and Lebanon’s population is 30% Syrian plus Saudi has taken some in. Do a little research before you think you know what you’re on about

Ian Bogaert
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You forgot Jordan ? So the richest country on the planet took Some in ? Didn’t they do well round of applause for Saudi

Tom Baker
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I gave you a reason why you were wrong and you respond like a sarcastic bellend. It’s people like you that aren’t worth bothering even talking to cos you lap up all the far right media outlets and take it for complete fact. Remember, in WW2 the daily mail printed the ‘invasion’ if Jews and they were here to take everyone’s job. People don’t learn do they.

Tom Baker
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Jordan has also taken in close to a million Syrians as well. Sorry I didn’t mention every Middle eastern country that’s done their part

Tom Baker
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Imagine that though? 2.5 million in Turkey and do they complain? Do they fuck, 20k come to the UK and suddenly everyone loses their shit. Get a grip, it’s over a 5 year period and they have to go back once it’s safe. I call that a fair deal

Ian Bogaert
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Bellend ? You gave me a reason why I was wrong are you actually serious ? Glad you have accurate demographics ? Where do you
Get yours from your stats and figures ?suppose you were on your back thrashing one out when Corbyn got elected haha

Casper J Gibbons
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I love our Jewish Brothers

Julian
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Julian

Wow. What a lot of hate. To me this story is another reminder of the other half (probably more than half) of the work that our armed forces do. It isn’t all about blowing things up and shooting at people; many deployments are about building Ebola clinics, making food drops in disaster areas, saving people such as this, etc, etc. Well done RN. I’m proud to be a citizen of a country that still has the resources and expertise to do this sort of stuff and, despite some of the comments here, a country where I do believe that for… Read more »