British fishing vessel detained by navy over suspected breach

Detention carried out 90 nautical miles south wet of Mizen Head

The detention yesterday by the LE Aoife (above) was carried out about 90 nautical miles south west of Mizen Head, Co Cork. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The detention yesterday by the LE Aoife (above) was carried out about 90 nautical miles south west of Mizen Head, Co Cork. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

 

A British registered fishing vessel was detained by the Naval Service yesterday due to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The detention by the LE Aoife was carried out about 90 nautical miles south west of Mizen Head, Co Cork.

The vessel was to be escorted to Castletownbere and handed over to the Garda early today.

This brings to 730 the total number of vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013.

There have been 24 warnings issued, and this is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.