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#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 breach of technical fishing regulations.

The trawler was escorted by the L.É. Ciara (P42) to Cobh where it arrived on the Thursday and was handed over to the Gardaí.

In late July the L.É. Aisling (P23) detained an Irish registered vessel in waters approximately 125 nautical miles off Loop Head, Co. Clare. To date the Naval Service have carried out 946 boardings, issued 38 warnings and detained 12 vessels so far in 2012.

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Captain Mark Mellett has been appointed as the new head of the Naval Service, the Mayo born native replaces Commodore Frank Lynch as Flag Officer Commanding, who retired in December.
During his career, Captain Mellett has commanded the Peacock class CPV sisters L.E. Orla (P41) in 1992, L.E. Ciara (P42) in 1997 and the 'flagship' L.E. Eithne (P31) in 2005. The following year, his command of the OPV L.E. Eithne included the first tour of an Irish naval vessel to South America. On that occasion the visit was to commemorate Admiral Brown (of Foxford, Co. Mayo), who founded the Argentinian Navy.

To read more about this new appointment as reported by RTE click HERE

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