The vessel was detained by the LE Aisling

A SPANISH fishing vessel detained by the Naval Service has been escorted to Castletownbere and handed over to gardaí.

The vessel was intercepted by the LE Aisling 175 miles west of Mizen Head on Tuesday night.

The vessel was detained under suspicion of breaching fishing regulations.

The Naval Service has carried out 498 boardings, issued 25 warnings and detained eight vessels so far this year.