The Irish Navy Vessel, LE William Buter Yeats detained a German-Registered fishing vessel off Malin Head
The Naval Service Vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) has detained a German registered fishing vessel approximately 250 nautical miles north-west of Malin Head.
The detention of the fishing vessel took place at around 7.00pm yesterday evening (16 July) and was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
The operation is currently ongoing at sea and the vessel will be escorted to a yet unassigned port, where on arrival it will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.
This is the seventh 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.