Now, what did they do with the boat?
Swedish ship rescues 262 migrants off Libya
Posedion has been patrolling the waters between Italy and Libya since June 1st, as part of EU-wide efforts to help migrants making the dangerous journey between the two nations.
The ship, which is more than 90 metres long, picked up 262 people travelling in wooden boats on Sunday night, after the migrants sent out distress signals.
It is the first time a Swedish ship has been involved in the current efforts to help refugees in the Mediterranean.
“We rescued those on board, everything went really well and the weather is good with very few waves. Right now we’re heading towards Sicily,” Joakim Håkansson, Poseidon’s commander, told the TT newswire via satellite phone on Sunday.