Vessel Details - HALIFAX - Currently Listed

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Overview

On 6 May 2020, the US Coast Guard sighted this vessel North of the British Virgin Islands at position 24-28.0 N 063- 40.0 W. Approximately 250 shark fins were photographed hanging from lines throughout the vessels deck. This vessel was flagged to Senegal and named MARIO 11 at the time of sighting by US Coast Guard. On June 4 2020, Senegal stated this vessel is under a cancellation procedure of the Senegal flag, which has been in progress since January 7 2020. Senegal further reported that this vessel does not hold a valid license for fishing on the high seas and is, according to national law, fishing illegally. This vessel was included in the ICCAT IUU list on 17 February 2021 for breach of shark finning regulations. Sources show this vessel was purchased by the Namibian company South Wolf Holdings (PTY) Ltd on 28 October 2020 and soon after renamed to HALIFAX and reflagged to Namibia. On 21 October 2021, the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources requested this vessels removal from the ICCAT IUU list due to this change in ownership.
HALIFAX
8529533
Fishing Vessel
Longline
Namibia
V5IW
663212000
93.000, 98.000, 93.180
23.800, 27.320
2.000
200200
Chinese Taipei
Global Marine Service Ltd; Southern Wolf Holdings (PTY) Ltd; SOUTH WOLF HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD
HSIN FEI TRADING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD (NATIC SARL); HSIN FEI TRADING INVESTMENT CO. LTD Dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL); HSIN FEI TRADING INVESTMENT COMPANY Dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL); HSINFEI INVESTMENT COMPANY, dite NATIC SARL; HSINFEI INVESTMENT COMPANY, dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL)
In Service/Commission
2002

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2021-09-24 HALIFAX
2008-05-06 MARIO NO.11, MARIO 11
2008-05-06 YUH PAO NO. 11

Flag History

From To Flag
2021-09-24 Namibia
2017 Senegal
2011-06-14 2014-08-12 Tanzania
2011-06-14 Vanuatu

Owner History

From To Owner
2020-10-28 2021-11-29 Southern Wolf Holdings (PTY) Ltd; SOUTH WOLF HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD
2018-07-09 Global Marine Service Ltd
2018-05-31 2018-07-09 HSIN FEI TRADING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD (NATIC SARL); HSIN FEI TRADING INVESTMENT CO. LTD Dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL); HSIN FEI TRADING INVESTMENT COMPANY Dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL); HSINFEI INVESTMENT COMPANY, dite NATIC SARL; HSINFEI INVESTMENT COMPANY, dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL)
2011-06-14 2018-05-31 Coastal Marine Services Ltd
2011-06-14 OCEAN EMPIRE TRADING INC.

Operator History

From To Operator
2018-05-31 HSIN FEI TRADING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD (NATIC SARL); HSIN FEI TRADING INVESTMENT CO. LTD Dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL); HSIN FEI TRADING INVESTMENT COMPANY Dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL); HSINFEI INVESTMENT COMPANY, dite NATIC SARL; HSINFEI INVESTMENT COMPANY, dite NATIC SARL (NATIC SARL)
2018-07-09 Global Marine Service Ltd
2018-05-31 Coastal Marine Services Ltd

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2021-09-24 V5IW
2018-05-31 6WMR
2011-06-14 5IM457
2011-06-14 YJSQ2

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
DAK1273

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
IOTC IUU Listed 2021-06-09 Cross-listing
CCSBT IUU Listed 2021-03-25 Cross-listing
ICCAT IUU Listed 2021-02-17 USA: the U.S. Coast Guard observed approximately 250 shark fins strung from lines throughout the vessel’s decks.
NEAFC IUU Listed 2021-02 Cross-listing
SIOFA IUU Listed 2020 Cross-listing