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Irish Naval Service detains British fishing vessel

The British-registered vessel was detained around 33 nautical miles off the coast of Kerry this afternoon over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The LE Roisin
The LE Roisin
Image: Irish Defence Forces via Flickr

THE IRISH NAVAL SERVICE has detained a British fishing vessel in connection with an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The British-registered vessel was detained by the LE Roisin around 33 nautical miles off the coast of Mizen Head in Cork this afternoon.

The vessel is currently being escorted to Castletownbere by the Irish Naval Service. It is expected to arrive there at 9 o’clock tonight before being handed over to the Gardaí.

The Naval Service has detained four vessels so far this year, including a Spanish fishing vessel last week. A total of of 426 vessels have been boarded and the Naval Service has issued 17 warnings.

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