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Irish Naval service detains Spanish fishing vessel

The Spanish-registered fishing vessel was detained about 150 nautical miles off the coast of Co Clare this afternoon.

The L.E. Roisin, which was involved in today's detention of a Spanish vessel.
The L.E. Roisin, which was involved in today's detention of a Spanish vessel.
Image: Irish Defence Forces via Flickr

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

The Spanish-registered vessel was detained by the LE Roisin around 150 nautical miles off the coast of Co Clare earlier this afternoon.

The vessel is currently being escorted to Castletownbere, where it is expected to arrive tomorrow morning, before then being handed over to Gardaí.

The detention marks the third time this year that a vessel has been detained by the Naval Service, which has boarded and inspected 412 vessels so far in 2012.

Last year the service detained eight vessels after carrying out 1,313 inspections on board other vessels.

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