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British fishing vessel detained off Aran Islands

The vessel was detained by the Naval Service in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

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THE NAVAL SERVICE today detained a British fishing vessel off the Aran Islands.

The LÉ AOIFE detained the vessel at 3pm today in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The vessel was escorted by the naval fishing vessel to Rossaveal, Co Galway and is expected to arrive alongside around 8pm this evening. Upon arrival the vessel will be handed over to the gardaí.

There have been 206 vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013, six warnings were issued and this is the first vessel detained this year.

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