LE George Bernard Shaw detained a French registered fishing vessel off Mizen Head on Sunday morning

A French registered fishing vessel was detained yesterday, Sunday, by the Irish Naval Service Vessel LÉ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (P64). 

The fishing vessel was approximately 180 nautical miles West of Mizen Head. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The vessel will be escorted to Castletownbere Co. Cork, where on arrival it will be handed over to An Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

This is the fourth vessel detained by the Naval Service in 2020.

The Defence Forces conducts sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority (SFPA), as part of its delivery of government services to the state.

French registered vessel detained by Irish Naval Vessel off Mizen Head

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