Vessel Details - OCEAN STAR NO. 2 - Currently Listed

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Overview

On 8 April 2020, the US Coast Guard sighted this vessel 70NM from the USA EEZ (32° 18.350 N 071° 27.934 W). This vessel was not transmitting AIS and stated its purpose in the area was to fish. However, the vessel’s ICCAT authorisation expired on 09 February 2016. Vessel markings showed Vanuatu as port of registry but communication with Vanuatu authorities revealed the vessel was previously registered in Vanuatu to 2016 but not currently registered there hence was presumed stateless. The US Coast Guard suggested the vessel was operating with improper markings and in the ICCAT Convention Area without appropriate authorisation. This vessel was included in the ICCAT IUU list in 2020.
OCEAN STAR NO. 2
8665193
Fishing Vessel
Longline
96.000
23.500
2.100
200601
Chinese Taipei
Ming Shun Fishery SA, Ming Shun Fishery Co Ltd; Tuna Fishing (Vanuatu) Ltd, Tuna Fishing Vanuatu Co. Ltd
Ming Shun Fishery SA, Ming Shun Fishery Co Ltd; Tuna Fishing (Vanuatu) Ltd, Tuna Fishing Vanuatu Co. Ltd
In Service/Commission
2006-01-01

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2012-04-12 OCEAN STAR NO. 2
2012-04-12 WANG FA

Flag History

From To Flag
2016-06 2012-04 Unknown
2012-04-12 2016-06 Vanuatu
2012-04-12 Bolivia

Owner History

From To Owner
2012-04-12 Tuna Fishing (Vanuatu) Ltd, Tuna Fishing Vanuatu Co. Ltd
Ming Shun Fishery SA, Ming Shun Fishery Co Ltd

Operator History

From To Operator
2012-04-12 Tuna Fishing (Vanuatu) Ltd, Tuna Fishing Vanuatu Co. Ltd
Ming Shun Fishery SA, Ming Shun Fishery Co Ltd

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2020-09-28 YJRU6

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
2020-09-28 2128

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
IOTC IUU Listed 2021-06-09 Cross-listing
SIOFA IUU Listed 2021-04-05 Cross-listing
CCSBT IUU Listed 2021-03-25 Cross-listing
CCSBT IUU Listed 2021-03-25 Cross-listing
ICCAT IUU Listed 2020 USA: sighting of tuna longline vessel in the Convention Area; not on ICCAT Record of Vessels; No valid Flag. Communicated via radio, vessel stated purpose was fishing.
NEAFC IUU Listed 2020 Cross-listing