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The LE Aisling (File photo)

Naval service detains Spanish fishing boat

The vessel was detained off the Cork coast this afternoon over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

THE NAVAL SERVICE has detained a Spanish-registered fishing boat off the coast of Cork over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The vessel was stopped by the LE Aisling around 25 nautical miles off the coast of Mizen Head this afternoon.

The boat is currently being brought to Castletownbere under the supervision of the LE Aisling. It is expected to arrive at around 9 o’clock tonight, when the vessel will then be handed over to the Gardaí.

It is the 9th vessel that has been detained by the Naval Service so far this year, which is the same number of boats which were detained for the whole of 2011.

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