26 April 2020
By Bryan Smyth
This morning the Naval Service Vessel LÉ George Bernard Shaw (P64) 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, West Cork, where on arrival it was handed over to An Gardaí Síochána.
This is the fourth 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.
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