Vessel Details - VIARSA I - Delisted

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Originally Japan flagged and owned, under the name SHOFUKU MARU NO. 78, this vessel transferred owner to Escorim Trade Co Ltd from KK Usufuku Honten and rename to STARLET NO. 901 in 1991. This vessel held 4 flags during this ownership period (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Panama, Belize) until selling vessel to Viarsa Fishing Co Ltd. Sources indicate Viarsa Fishing Co Ltd was owned by Vidal Armadores SA, a company with a history of fisheries compliance issues. Sale coincided with flag transfer to Uruguay. Vessel was included in the CCAMLR IUU list in 2003 due to illegal Black Hake fishing in Australian territory and the CCAMLR Regulatory Area. This vessel was apprehended by Australian authorities after a 23-day pursuit. Trial in Canberra court acquitted this vessel and its crew of all charges, defendants claimed toothfish on board were caught outside of Australian waters. Vessel was delisted on 7 November 2008. Owner and flag details are unknown since 2007.
Viarsa I
Fishing Vessel
Ise, Mie, Goriki Zosensho, Japan
Viarsa Fishing Co Inc
Navalmar SA
Broken Up

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
1999-02 VIARSA I
1991 1999-02 STARLET NO. 901

Flag History

From To Flag
2002-01 2006-11-03 Uruguay
1999-11 1999-02 Belize
1999-02 1999-11 Panama
1995 1999-02 Sierra Leone
1991 1995 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
1991 Japan

Owner History

From To Owner
1999-02-12 Viarsa Fishing Co Inc
1991 1999-02-12 Escorim Trade Co Ltd
1991 USUFUKU HONTEN CO. LTD., Usufuku Honten Company LTD, Usufuku Honten Company, LTD, KK Usufuku Honten

Operator History

From To Operator
2002-01 Navalmar SA
1999-02 2002-01 Viarsa Fishing Co Inc
1999-02 Escorim Trade Co Ltd

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 2008-11-07
CCAMLR Delisted 2003-11-07 Apprehended 58.5.2; Sighted inside Division 58.5.1 2008-11-07

* Supporting documentation available on request