Tuesday 19 March 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE has detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 11 nautical miles south of the Aran Islands at 3 pm today.

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

The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. AOIFE to Rossaveal, Co Galway and is expected to arrive alongside around 8 pm this evening. Upon arrival the vessel will be handed be over to the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

There has been 206 vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013, 6 warnings were issued and this is the first vessel detained this year.

Press Release Date:  19 March, 2013

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