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One of world’s largest fishing vessels seized off Tory Island

Killybegs Harbour.

Killybegs Harbour.

ONE of the largest fishing vessels in the world was seized off Tory Island on Friday morning, suspected of alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

The Naval Service Ship LÉ Roisín made the “significant detention” of the Dutch Registered ship shortly after 11am, approximately one hundred nautical miles north west of Tory.

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This vessel is the largest ever detained by the Naval Service and is considered to be one of the largest fishing vessels in the world.

The Fishing Vessel is currently under escort by the LÉ Roisín, en route to Killybegs and will be handed over to the Gardaí on arrival.

It brings to 922 the number of boardings conducted this year by the Naval Service and this is the thirteenth vessel detained for alleged infringements of fisheries regulations in 2013.

The Naval Service in partnership with the Air Corps Maritime Squadron monitors all fishing activity within the Irish Exclusive Fishery Limit enforcing EU Fisheries Regulations to all countries.

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