03 April 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel .

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. NIAMH has detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 30 nautical miles South West of Valentia earlier today.

The detention was in relation to alleged under recording of catch.

The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. NIAMH to Castletownbere and is expected to arrive alongside tomorrow morning. The vessel will then be handed over to the Gardaí­.

The Naval Service have boarded 225 vessels and issued 8 warnings so far in 2013. This is the second detention of the year. 

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Press Release Date:  3 April, 2013

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