Wednesday 21 August 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel Off South West Coast.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 90 nautical miles south west off Mizen Head, Co Cork earlier today.

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

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

This brings to 730 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013. There have been 24 warnings issued and this is the 7th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.


Press Release Date: Wednesday 21 August 2013

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