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The LE Aisling (File photo) Irish Defence Forces

Naval service detain Irish fishing boat

The vessel was detained off the coast of Clare and is being held over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

AN IRISH-REGISTERED FISHING boat has been detained by the naval service off the coast of Clare.

The boat is being held over an alleged breach of fishing regulations. It was detained by the naval service vessel LE Aisling (pictured) around 125 nautical miles off the coast of Loop Head this afternoon.

The boat is currently being escorted to Castletownbere in Cork by the LE Aisling, where it is expected to arrive sometime tomorrow morning. The vessel will then be handed over to the Gardaí.

This is the 11th vessel to be detained by the naval service so far this year.

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