Vessel Details - LE MALIN - Delisted

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This vessel held Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines then Russia flag under the name CAROLINE GLACIAL during the first 6 years of operations. Russia flag transferred to an unknown flag alongside renaming to CAROLINE H in March 2003. This vessel renamed to AMERICA NO. 1, reflagged to the United States, and operated in the Ross Sea from October 2003 to January 2004 under vessel operator Seaport Management Services LLC. Seaport Management Services LLC is a joint venture by Pac-Fish Inc and New World Investments. Sources have linked Pac-Fish Inc to IUU activities and the Vidal Armadores group, a group with a history of non-compliant operations. 33 tonnes of toothfish imported by Pac-Fish Inc and caught by IUU vessel ARVISA I was seized by US authorities in 2003. A French-South African anti-poaching operation arrested this vessel for illegally fishing Patagonian toothfish within the EEZ of Kerguelen in June 2004. Hence, this vessel was included in the CCAMLR IUU list on 5 November 2004. Vessel was flagged to Honduras, named APACHE and under ownership of Staplefield Investment SA. Vessel reflagged to France, renamed to LE MALIN and owner/operator responsibilities transferred to Marine Nationale – Direction des Travaux Maritimes in December 2005. This vessel was delisted from the CCAMLR IUU list on 2 November 2007.
Apache I
Diving Support Vessel
Gdansk, West Contractors AS - Olensvaag Yard/hull No.: B12, Poland
Marine Nationale - Direction des Travaux Maritimes
Marine Nationale - Direction des Travaux Maritimes
In Service/commission

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2005-12 LE MALIN
2004-04 2005-12 APACHE I, APACHE
2003-10-07 2004-04 AMERICA NO. 1
2003-05-14 2003-10-07 CAROLINE H

Flag History

From To Flag
2005-12 France
2004-01 2005-12 Honduras
2003-10-07 2004-01 United States of America
2003-03 2003-10-07 Unknown
1998-09 2003-03 Russia
1998-06 1998-09 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
1998-06 Panama

Owner History

From To Owner
2005-12-01 Marine Nationale - Direction des Travaux Maritimes
2004-04 2005-12-01 Staplefield Investment SA
2001 2004-04 Kongshavn Shipping AS
2001 Ervik Marine Services AS

Operator History

From To Operator
2005-12-01 Marine Nationale - Direction des Travaux Maritimes
2004 2005-12-01 Staplefield Investment SA
2004 Seaport Management Services LLC

IRCS History

From To IRCS

National Reg No

From To Reg.No

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
SEAFO Delisted 2007-10-31 2007-11-02
CCAMLR Delisted 2004-11-05 Fishing Division 58.5.1 Apprehended 2007-11-02

* Supporting documentation available on request