Vessel Details - MERIDIAN NO. 8 - Delisted

Contact us about this vessel


This vessel was originally flagged to Bolivia, owned by Sunhope Investment, and operated by Tunago Fishery Co Ltd under the name TUNAGO NO. 61. Vessel reflagged to Georgia, transferred ownership to Koko Fishery Ltd and renamed to KOKO in 2003 until April 2005. On 5 November 2004, this vessel was included in the CCAMLR IUU list for fishing inside the Convention Area without authorisation. This vessel renamed to SOUTH OCEAN, reflagged to Belize then China and transferred owner/operator to China National Fisheries Corporation whilst IUU listed. CCAMLR and SEAFO delisted this vessel on 7 November 2008. This vessel transferred to South Korea flag and South Korea owner/operator Insung Corporation in January 2010. Vessel name changed to MERIDIAN NO. 8 in 2014 and has been authorised to operate in the SEAFO Convention Area since April 2020. This vessel was last seen off the coast of Mar del Plata, Argentina on 21 February 2021.
South Ocean
Fishing Vessel
Longline, Otter trawl
South Korea
Lien Cherng Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Insung Corporation
Insung Corporation
South Atlantic Ocean
In Service/commission

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2014-08-22 MERIDIAN NO. 8
2010-01 2014-08 IN SUNG NO. 8
2005-04 2010-01 SOUTH OCEAN
2003-02 2005-04 KOKO
2000-12-31 2000-12-31 AUSTIN I, AUSTIN
2000-12 TUNAGO NO. 61

Flag History

From To Flag
2010-01 South Korea
2005-09 2010-01 China
2005-04 2005-09 Belize
2003-02 2005-03 Georgia
2003-02 Bolivia

Owner History

From To Owner
2010-01-26 Insung Corporation
2006-05 2010-01-26 China National Fisheries Corporation
2005 2006-05 Great Feat Inc
2003-02 2005-07 Koko Fishery Ltd
2003-02 Sunhope Investment

Operator History

From To Operator
2010-01-26 Insung Corporation
2006-05 2010-01-26 China National Fisheries Corporation
2000 2006-05 Kando Maritime Co Ltd
2000 Tunago Fishery Co Ltd, Tunago Fishery Company, Ltd.

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2014-08-22 DTBX5
2010-01 BZTX9

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 2004-11-05 Fishing inside Division 58.4.3; 58.4.3b; 58.4.3b; Inside Division 58.4.3b; Fishing inside Division 58.4.3b 2008-11-07

Last position

Last observed: 2021-10-28