A French registered fishing vessel has been detained off the Cork coast.

The Naval Service vessel LÉ Niamh detained the boat and its crew around 150 nautical miles south west of Fastnet Rock.

The detention was in connection with an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

The fishing boat is being escorted by the LÉ Niamh to Castletownbere, where it will be handed over to gardaí.

The Naval Service says this is the ninth vessel to be detained so far this year.