Wednesday 05 December 2012 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel.

The Naval Service vessel L.É. AOIFE has detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 20 nautical miles West of Mizen Head earlier today.

The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. AOIFE to Castletownbere and is expected to arrive in later this evening, the vessel will then handed be over to the Gardaí­.

The Naval Service has detained 20 vessels so far in 2012.

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Press Release Date:  5 December, 2012

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