Vessel Details - WEST OCEAN - Delisted

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This vessel was originally named DARWIN and flagged to Bolivia. Early ownership is unclear with sources indicating both Sunhope Investments and Pacific Andes Enterprises as owners prior to 2003 when Kiev Fishery Ltd gained ownership. This vessel featured on a list of suspected IUU toothfish vessels authored by COLTO in 2002 where they dubbed the list of vessels the “Alphabet Boats”. Vessels featured on list have ties to Sunhope Investments and Pacific Andes Enterprises. Vessel renamed to KIEV and reflagged to Georgia at same time of Kiev ownership. Vessel was included in the CCAMLR IUU list on 3 November 2006 for unclear reasons and SEAFO IUU List on 31 October 2007. Vessel reflagged to China, renamed to DARVIN-1 then WEST OCEAN and transferred owner to China National Fisheries Corporation months prior to IUU listing and was later delisted in 2011.
West Ocean
Fishing Vessel
Kaohsiung, Lien Cherng Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Kaohsiung , China, Republic Of (Taiwan)), Chinese Taipei
China National Fisheries Corporation
China National Fisheries Corporation
In Service/commission

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2006-05 WEST OCEAN
2006-11-03 2006-11-03 DARVIN-1
2003-02 2006-05 KIEV
2003-02 DARWIN

Flag History

From To Flag
2006-05 China
2003-02 2006-05 Georgia
2003-02 Bolivia

Owner History

From To Owner
2006-05 China National Fisheries Corporation
2005 2006-05 Profit Peak Inc
2003-02-12 2005 Kiev Fishery Ltd
2003-02-12 Sun Hope Investments, Sunhope Investments
2003-02-12 Pacific Andes Enterprises

Operator History

From To Operator
2006-05 China National Fisheries Corporation
2001 2006-05 Kando Maritime Co Ltd
2001 Tunago Fishery Co Ltd, Tunago Fishery Company, Ltd.

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2006-11-03 BZTX8
2003-10-16 2006-11-03 4LOP
2003-10-16 CPB340

National Reg No

From To Reg.No

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
SEAFO Delisted 2007-10-31 2011
CCAMLR Delisted 2006-11-03 2011-11-01