Saturday 12 October 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. ASHLING detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 80 nautical miles South of Baltimore Bay earlier this afternoon.

The detention was in relation to an alleged technical breach of fishing regulations.

The vessel is being escorted by the L.É. ASHLING to Castletownbere, it is expected to arrive alongside tonight, where it will be handed over to An Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

This brings to 840 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013, this is the 9th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.

Press Release Date: Saturday 12 October 2013

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