LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) has detained a French-registered fishing vessel approx 11 nautical miles south-west of the Blasket Islands
The Naval Service Vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) has detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 11 nautical miles south-west of the Blasket Islands.
The vessel was boarded and inspected yesterday afternoon.
The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations. The vessel has been escorted to Dingle, where it will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.
This is the eleventh vessel detained by the Naval Service in 2020.
The Defence Forces conducts at-sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority, as part of its delivery of government services to the state.
Source: Press Release