Tuesday 10 April, 2012 - Naval Service detain fishing vessel.

The Naval Service Vessel LE Roisin has detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 33 nautical miles off the coast of Mizen Head, Kerry this afternoon.

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

The vessel is currently under escort by the LE Roisin to Castletownbere and is expected to arrive alongside at 9pm this evening; the vessel will then be handed over to the Gardai.

The Naval Service have carried out 426 boardings, issued 17 warnings and detained four vessels so far in 2012 and carried out 1,313 boardings and eight detentions of vessels off the Irish Coast in 2011.

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Press Release Date:  10 April, 2012

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