Vessel Details - COBIJA - Currently Listed

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Overview

The vessel was added to the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization (SEAFO) IUU list in 2017. Since then, it is suspected to have conducted illegal fishing for toothfish in the CCAMLR area. In June 2020 the vessel was boarded on the high seas in the Indian Ocean by an Australian Border Force patrol vessel at position 15°05'01.20" S, 088°28'24.66" E. Bolivian registration documents were provided that were confirmed to be fraudulent, indicating that the vessel was stateless; previous Bolivia registration had expired on the 30 January 2019. The patrol identified both fishing gear and catch on board. Vessel reported detained in Yemen with INTERPOL support on 9 October 2020. Toothfish onboard, with reported effort to offload this catch.
COBIJA
COBIJA
7330399
Fishing Vessel, Stern Trawler
Trawl unspecified, Gillnets
873.000, 873.250
52.000, 47.060
5.620
197311
Marystown, NL, Canada
Express Financial Ventures Group Inc
Express Financial Ventures Group Inc
In Service/commission
1986

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2019-11-30 COBIJA
1994-03 2019-11-30 CAPE FLOWER
1994-03 CAPE WRATH II

Flag History

From To Flag
2014-01 2014-04 Sao Tome and Principe
2013-06 2014-01 Unknown
1998-04 2013-06 South Africa
1994-03 1998-04 Panama
1994-03 Canada

Owner History

From To Owner
2014-04-10 Express Financial Ventures Group Inc
2013-06-07 2014-04-10 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2009-06-01 2013-06-07 Fernlene Pty Ltd
2004-07-01 2009-06-01 Homerest Pty Ltd
2003-08-03 2004-07-01 Fernlene Pty Ltd
1995 2003-08-03 Hout Bay Fishing Industries Pty Ltd
1995 National Sea Products Ltd

Operator History

From To Operator
2014-04-10 Express Financial Ventures Group Inc
2013-06-07 2014-04-10 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2009-06-01 2013-06-07 Fernlene Pty Ltd
2004-07-01 2009-06-01 Homerest Pty Ltd
2003-08 2004-07-01 Fernlene Pty Ltd
2003-08 Hout Bay Fishing Industries Pty Ltd

IRCS History

From To IRCS
ZR6129

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
2019-02-11 06142101027
19814

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
IOTC IUU Listed 2019-12 Cross-listing
ICCAT IUU Listed 2019 Cross-listing
SIOFA IUU Listed 2019 Cross-listing
NEAFC IUU Listed 2018 Following SEAFO
SEAFO IUU Listed 2017 Fishing inside FAO Area 47/48