Yesterday morning the Irish Naval vessel LÉ Gerorge Bernard Shaw detained a French registered fishing vessel 180 nautical miles West of Mizen Head. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
The vessel was escorted to Castletownbere Co. Cork, where on arrival was handed over to An Gardaí Síochána.
Earlier today, whilst conducting a routine Maritime Defence & Security Operations (MDSO) patrol, LÉ George Bernard Shaw (#P64) detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 180 nautical miles west of Mizen Head. This is the 4th detention by the @naval_service in 2020. https://t.co/Ji0vpaEdjM pic.twitter.com/WzspQdo8MM
— Irish Naval Service (@naval_service) April 26, 2020
This is the fourth vessel detained by the Naval Service in 2020. The Defence Forces conduct 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.