Vessel Details - VIKING - Currently Listed

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Overview

Deregistered by Togo April 15th 2010. Sighted on 8 November 2011 in waters near Tasmania, sighted again on 27 January 2012 in the Indian Ocean, between Christmas and Cocos Islands. Malaysia tracked and inspected the vessel after receiving notification from RPOA Secretariat. In Singapore 01/03/2012. Changed name and flag (to Octopus-1) at sea 14/06/2012. Fishing in the South Atlantic in September 2012. Sighted with new name Snake and false IMO number, flag Libya, May 31st 2013. An Interpol Purple Notice was issued for this vessel 6 September 2013, updated 8 January 2015. Presented in port October 2013 with name BERBER, Libyan flag, call sign 5AWP and suspected forged registration documents. Sighted Dec 2013 with OCTOPUS-1 and homeport 'Freetown' painted on the hull. Sighted 21 March 2014 in the Malacca Straits, with the name VIKING and homeport Lagos (Nigeria) painted on the hull. The vessel was detained by Malaysia in March 2015 and was charged and fined for offences under the Malaysian Fisheries Act. The vessel was released from custody on 7 April 2015 and departed Malaysia. The vessel was detained and scuttled by Indonesian authorities in March 2016.
VIKING
Viking
8713392
Fishing Vessel
Unknown
1322.000
70.110
6.810
198712
1987-12 Narasaki Zosen KK - Muroran HK Yard/hull No.: 1102, Japan
Betex Limited
Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
Scuttled
2016-03-14

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2014-03-24 VIKING
2013-12 2014-03-24 OCTOPUS-1
2013-11-01 2013-12 BERBER
2013-05-31 2013-11-01 SNAKE
2012-06-14 2013-05-31 OCTOPUS-1
2011-05 2012-06-14 PION
2010-12 2011-05 THE BIRD
2009-07 2010-12 CHU LIM
2008-06 2009-07 YIN PENG
2007-02 2008-06 THOR 33
2007-02 2007-02 ULYSES
2006-01 2007-02 GALE
2005-01 2006-01 SOUTH BOY
2003-09 2005-01 PISCIS
2003-09 CHOYO MARU NO. 5

Flag History

From To Flag
2014-03 Unknown
2013-12 2014-03 Sierra Leone
2013-10 2014-02-06 Unknown
2013-05-31 2013-12 Libya
2011-05 2013-05-31 Honduras
2010-04-15 2011-05 Mongolia
2009-07 2010-04-15 Togo
2006-01 2009-07 North Korea
2005-01 2006-01 Equatorial Guinea
2003-01 2005-01 Uruguay
2003 2003-01 Togo
2003 Japan

Owner History

From To Owner
Betex Limited
2012 Trancoeiro Fishing
2007-01 2012 Jose Argibay Perez
2006-01-01 2007-01 Canela Shipping Ltd
2003-01 2006-01 Cazenove International SA
2006-01-01 Marumi Suisan KK

Operator History

From To Operator
2013-10 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2006-01-01 2013-10 Jose Argibay Perez
2006-01-01 Marumi Suisan KK

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2013-10 5AWP
2013-05-31 2013-10 5AWC
2012-06-13 2013-05-31 JVAM1
2012-02-08 2012-06-13 HQXJ4
2011 2012-02-08 JVHV4
2011 HMWM7

National Reg No

From To Reg.No

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
GFCM IUU Listed 2014-05
INTERPOL Purple Notice 2013-09-06 Illegal fishing
SEAFO IUU Listed 2007
CCAMLR Delisted 2004 Assisting IUU operations of Thule 2016-10-28 Vessel confirmed sunk