Naval Service Detain Spanish Fishing Vessel Last Night.

The Naval Service vessel LE Niamh detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 160 Nautical Miles West of Loop Head at 01.30am this morning. The detention is in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The vessel is being escorted by the LE Niamh to Castletownbere, Co. Cork and is expected alongside at 10.30pm tonight where it will then be handed over to the Gardai.

The Naval Service have carried out 1,030 boardings and 11 detentions of vessels off the Irish coast in 2011.

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Press Release Date: Tuesday 30th August, 2011

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