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18 April 2014 - LÉ ROISíN Detains a Spanish Registered Vessel.

The Naval Service Ship LÉ ROISíN has detained a Spanish Registered Fishing Vessel at 4 pm this afternoon for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

The fishing vessel was detained approximately one hundred nautical miles south west of Mizen Head and is expected into Castletownbere tomorrow morning. 

It brings to 250 the number of boardings conducted this year by the Naval Service, with 17 warnings issued and this is the third vessel detained for alleged infringements of fisheries regulations in 2014.

The Naval Service in partnership with the Air Corps Maritime Squadron monitors all fishing activity within the Irish Exclusive Fishery Limit enforcing EU Fisheries Regulations to all countries. The Fishing Vessel is currently under escort by the LÉ ROISíN, en route to Castletownbere, Cork, and will be handed over to the Gardaí­ on arrival tomorrow morning.


Press Release Date: Saturday 18 April 2014

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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