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Navy Detain French Fishing Boat off Kerry Coast
#FisheryDetention - Naval Service OPV LE Niamh (P52) has detained a French fishing boat about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Valentia, Co Kerry, reports the Irish Examiner. The fishing vessel was detained for an alleged under-recording of catch…
Naval Service Detains Northern Ireland Fishing Vessel
#Trawlerdetention – The skipper of a Co. Down fishing vessel is due in court in the Republic after the Irish Naval Service detained the boat off the Co. Galway coast. It is understood the skipper of the Kilkeel based vessel…
Surprise Visit to Youghal as Patrol Vessel Performs Navigation Exercises
#NavalService- L.É. Ciara (P42) recently made a surprise visit to Youghal, from where the coastal patrol vessel (CPV) was carrying out navigation exercises at the harbour mouth. On board was Officer Commanding Lt Cdr Brian Sweeney with a crew of…
Foreign Fishing Vessels Detained off Castletownbere
#FISHERY DETENTIONS – With less than a fortnight into the month, the Naval Service has detained two foreign fishing vessels for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. Last week the L.É. Aoife (P22) detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 20…
Historic Day as Naval Service Promote Women Petty Officers
#NAVAL SERVICE – Naval Service history has been made as for the first time women were promoted to the rank of petty officer, a position acknowledged as the backbone of the service. The three women assumed their roles yesterday, ensuring…
Fishing Vessel Detained off South-East Coast
#NAVY– The Naval Service has detained a fishing vessel off the south-east coast over alleged breaches of fishing regulations, reports the Irish Examiner. The L.E. Emer (P21) detained the Irish-registered boat around 19 nautical miles from Mine Head in Co…
Navy Detain Irish Fishing Vessel off Blasket Islands
#FISHERY DETENTION - Naval Service OPV L.É. Aisling (P23) detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 100 nautical miles west of the Blasket Islands, Co Kerry, yesterday afternoon. The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations and…
French Registered Vessel Detained off Castletownbere
#FISHERY DETENTION – A French registered fishing vessel, was detained by the Naval Service OPV L.É. Roisin (P51) approximately 170 nautical miles West of Castletownbere, Co. Cork last night. The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of technical fishing…
Naval Service Detain Irish Trawler off Roches Point
#FISHERY DETENTION – An Irish registered fishing vessel was detained by the Naval Service OPV L.É. Aoife (P23) today some 60 miles south-east of Roches Point, Co. Cork. The detention was in relation to alleged under-recording of catch and other…
Navy Detain Irish Trawler off Ballycotton
#NAVAL SERVICE –An Irish registered trawler was detained by the Naval Service OPV L.É. Niamh (P52) some 50 nautical miles south of Ballycotton, Co. Cork in the early hours of yesterday morning. The detention was in relation to alleged breaches…
Fishing Vessel Detained off Ballycotton
#FISHERY DETENTION – The Naval Service coastal patrol vessel (CPV) L.É. Ciara detained an Irish registered fishing vessel some 30 nautical miles south of Ballycotton Co. Cork. The detention which took place around midnight on Wednesday was for an alleged…
Fishery Detentions off Clare Coast
#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…
Naval Service Kept Watch on Ship Suspected of Carrying Weapons for Syria
#NAVAL SERVICE - The Irish Times reports that a Russian vessel suspected of shipping arms to Syria was under surveillance by the Naval Service earlier this week. The 130m cargo ship MV Alaed - with a stated destination of Vladivostok…
IMERC Win Award at Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards
#NAVAL SERVICE – The Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC), based in Haulbowline, Co. Cork, has won an award at the Taoiseach's Public Service Excellence Awards. Minister for Justice Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, was delighted to congratulate…
Dublin Bay Ceremonies for OPV L.E. Roisin
#COMMAND CHANGEOVER CEREMONY– The offshore patrol vessel OPV L.E. Róisín (P51) arrived to Dun Laoghaire Harbour today for the official reopening of the town's maritime museum and follows a changeover command ceremony held on board the vessel in Dublin Port…
Keel-Laying Ceremony Marks Naval Service Newbuild Programme
#NAVAL SERVICE NEWBUILDS - Minister for Justice Equality & Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., announced on Friday that the building of new Naval Service offshore patrol vessels (OPV) ships is well underway. The keel laying ceremony of the first of…

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