Wednesday 04 April 2012 - Naval Service Detain Spanish Fishing Vessel.
The Naval Service Vessel LE Roisin detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 150 nautical miles off the Clare Coast 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 tomorrow morning. The vessel will then be handed over to the Gardai.
The Naval Service carried out 1,313 boardings and eight detentions of vessels off the Irish Coast in 2011.
To date in 2012 the Naval Service has boarded and inspected 412 vessels, issued 14 warnings and detained three vessels for irregularities.
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