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Naval Service detain fishing vessel off Cork coast

The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

L.E. AOIFE
L.E. AOIFE
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THE NAVAL SERVICE has detained a French fishing vessel off the coast of Cork.

The Naval Service vessel L.É. AOIFE detained the French registered fishing vessel approximately 60 nautical miles South of Castletownbere at midday today.

The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. AOIFE to Castletownbere and is expected to arrive around 8pm this evening when it will be handed over to the Gardaí.

So far this year the Naval Service has detained 19 vessels.

Related: Naval Service detain Irish registered fishing vessel off Waterford coast>

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