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Irish boat detained by Naval Service over fishing rules

The boat was stopped at around 2.30am this morning off the Cork coast.

The LE Niamh (File photo)
The LE Niamh (File photo)

AN IRISH FISHING vessel has been detained by the Naval Service off the Cork coast over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The boat was stopped by Defence Forces vessel the LE Niamh at 2.30am this morning approximately 50 nautical miles south of Ballycotton.

The boat is currently being brought back to Cork under escort by the LE Niamh. It is expected to arrive later this afternoon when it will be handed over to Gardaí.

This is the thirteenth vessel to be detained by the Naval Service so far this year. 1006 boards have been boarded and 38 warnings have been issued.

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