#FISHERY DETENTIONS – Yesterday the Naval Service OPV L.E. Aisling (P23) detained an Irish registered vessel approximately 125 nautical miles off the coast of Loop Head, Co. Clare. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of technical fishing regulations.
The vessel was to be escorted by the OPV to arrive in Castletownbere this morning and then and handed over to the Gardaí.
Also earlier this month, the LPV L.E. Niamh (P52) detained another vessel on the same grounds. On that occasion the detained French registered vessel was likewise fishing in waters off Loop Head and taken under escort to the Co. Cork fishing harbour.
According to Naval Service figures, they have carried out 910 boardings, issued 38 warnings and detained 11 vessels so far this year.