LÉ William Butler Yeats Detains German Registered Fishing Vessel 250 Miles North-West of Malin Head.
The Naval Service Vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats has detained a German registered fishing vessel approximately 250 nautical miles north-west of Malin Head.
The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations. The vessel will be escorted to 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.