Vessel Details - BERKAT MENJALA NO. 23 - Currently Listed

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Overview

An Interpol Purple Notice was issued for this vessel 21 January 2014. On the morning of 29 December 2013, BERKAT MENJALA No. 23 and SAMUDERA PASIFIC No. 8 fled port in Cape Town, South Africa, in contravention of an arrest order. They were part of a fleet of vessels arrested November 2013 on suspicion of multiple fisheries offences, including illegal fishing in the South African EEZ. Investigations revealed that fishers and crew on board had not been paid for several months and were working and living in substandard, unsafe and unhygienic conditions. Officers presented a forged vessel registration certificate purportedly issued by Indonesia. Indonesian authorities have claimed this is fabrication. Current flag is unknown, vessel is possibly fishing under false name, IMO and call sign.
BERKAT MENJALA NO. 23
Berkat Menjala No. 23
8510271
Fishing Vessel
Longline
Unknown
587.000
399
50.500, 50.820
3.710
198509
Niigata Shipbuilding and Repair, Niigata, Japan, Japan
Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
In Service/commission

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2005 BERKAT MENJALA NO. 23
GOLD LIGHT/GOLD LIGHT NO. 23
2001 2005 OCEAN FRESH
1997 2001 KIN CHUAN HSING NO. 18
1990-99 1997 EDEN NO. 18
1990-99 KONPIRA MARU NO. 18

Flag History

From To Flag
2014-05 Unknown
2014-01 2014-05 Tanzania
2005-05 2014-01 Indonesia
South Korea
2001 2005-05 Georgia
1997-08 2001 Equatorial Guinea
1997-02 1997-08 Honduras
1997-02 Japan

Owner History

From To Owner
2014-01-99 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2005 2014-01-99 PANCA CAHAYA TERATAI, PT.
2008-01-22 2010-04-01 BERKAT MENJALA BERSAMA
2002 2005 Ocean Fresh Fishery Ltd
2002 Kimura Gyogyo KK

Operator History

From To Operator
2014-01-99 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2005 2014-01-99 PANCA CAHAYA TERATAI, PT.
2008-01-22 2010-04-01 BERKAT MENJALA BERSAMA
2005 Ocean Fresh Fishery Ltd

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2013-11-11 5IM207
YGIN

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
2010-04-01 587 No.538/KKb
4073

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
INTERPOL Purple Notice 2014-01-21 Absconded stateless fishing vessel