Vessel Details - KABOU - Delisted

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This vessel was boarded by the Norwegian coast guard when trawling for cod in international waters in the Barents Sea in 2006. The vessel had no flag, no call sign and no IMO number. It was later established that the vessel was the LOTUUS IMO 6706084. The vessel had been registered as owned by MFV Lootus OU in Estonia until it disappeared from all registers in 2002. It is likely that the vessel was fishing with no quotas and no reporting for four years until it was caught by the coast guard. The vessel was then reportedly bought by the Silvia Vieira Group in Aveiro, Portugal. This vessel was included in the NEAFC IUU list on 21 July 2006 whilst named LOOTUS. This vessel held the name RED from February 2007 to 28 August 2009 alongside periods in the Panama and Guinea registries. Vessel later renamed to KABOU on 28 August 2009. This vessel was delisted on 14 November 2012 due to scrapping of the vessel.
Fishing Vessel, Stern Trawler
Trawl unspecified
Vigo, Hijos de J. Barreras S.A. - Vigo Yard/hull No.: 1355, Spain
Star Maritime Corp
Empresa de Pesca Joao Maria Vilarinho, Sucessores, Sarl
Broken Up

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2009-08-28 KABOU
2007-02 2009-08-28 RED
2000-01 2007-02 LOOTUS
1991-08-02 2000-01 WADNOR ISLANDER
1987 1991-08-02 FISHING EXPLORER

Flag History

From To Flag
2009-01-26 2009-10 Guinea
2007-02 2009-01-26 Panama
2002-11 2007-02 Unknown
2000-01 2002-11 Estonia
1994-11-01 United Kingdom

Owner History

From To Owner
2007-02-01 Star Maritime Corp
2000-01 2002-11-01 MFV Lootus OU
1995 1999-09 Detect Sea Enterprises Ltd
1995 Wadnor Ltd

Operator History

From To Operator
2007-02-01 Empresa de Pesca Joao Maria Vilarinho, Sucessores, Sarl
2000-01 2002-11-01 MFV Lootus OU
2000-01 Detect Sea Enterprises Ltd

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2000-03-23 ESPR
2000-03-23 GIFG

National Reg No

From To Reg.No

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
SEAFO Delisted 2007-10-31 2012-11-14
NAFO Delisted 2007-02-18 2012-11-14
NEAFC Delisted 2006-07-21 Surveillance flight. First observation by NOR FIS in RA SCH 06/34 2012-11-14

* Supporting documentation available on request