LÉ WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Detains Fishing Vessel 59 miles North West of Valentia Island.
Yesterday, the Naval Service Vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 59 nautical miles North West of Valentia Island. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
The vessel was escorted by the LÉ William Butler Yeats to Galway, where it was handed over to An Garda Síochána.
This is the twelfth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019. The Defence Forces conducts at sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority, as part of its delivery of government services to the state.
Press Release Date: 16th November 2019t 2019
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