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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Royal Navy flagship to join migrant rescue mission after diplomatic wrangle

HMS Bulwark (L15)The British navy’s flagship is poised to join a big migrant rescue operation in the Mediterranean as early as Tuesday after spending the weekend stuck in port amid a diplomatic spat over where rescued people should be disembarked and processed.

HMS Bulwark was dispatched by Prime Minister David Cameron for use in a pan-European attempt to save migrant lives, amid a public outcry over the record number of migrant drownings in the Mediterranean.

Up to 900 people drowned in one weekend last month.

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