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#NAVAL SERVICE – Within a space of seven days the Naval Service OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) detained two foreign registered fishing vessels for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
The most recent detainment was on Tuesday where a UK registered trawler was approximately 33 nautical miles off Mizen Head, Co. Kerry. The detained vessel was escorted to Castletownbere and handed over to the Gardai.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie the other detention took place last week where a Spanish fishing vessel was 150 miles south-west off Co. Clare. and likewise the trawler was escorted to Castletownbere.
To date the Naval Service have carried out 426 boardings, issued 17 warnings and detained four vessels so far in 2012. The navy last year carried out 1,313 boardings and eight detentions of vessels off the Irish Coast.
In addition the OPV delivered medical supplies on her visit to Riga, the Latvian capital, where the cargo was transported in aid of the Chernobyl Children's Project based in Belarus.