Vessel Details - LUCAS - Currently Listed

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Overview

This vessel was originally Japan flagged and owned. From 2002-2006, as the AROWANA NO. 8, the vessel held Belize, Vanuatu then Mongolia flags. The vessel’s name was changed to JETMARK NO. 8 and flagged to the Philippines in 2006. This vessel was renamed to MAXIMUS and reflagged to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2014, with a further flag change to Senegal in 2018. Analysis indicates the vessel was involved in illegal transhipment of crew to 2 vessels whilst named MAXIMUS and flagged to Senegal in 2018/2019. Company structure and vessel operational analysis also suggests this vessel was a Taiwan FOC vessel but was not on the list of Taiwan FOC vessels. In 2020 MAXIMUS held ICCAT authorisation as a catching vessel operating with longlines. However, AIS analysis suggested the vessel was not catching fish but was engaging in illegal transhipments at sea in areas where tuna fleets operated. MAXIMUS was suspected to be operating as a mini-reefer and landing/laundering catch at Dakar port, potentially from illegal sources. The US Coast Guard reported sightings of MAXIMUS between the US and the Bermuda EEZ in March 2020; on deck, the vessel had multiple large ‘yokohama’ fenders and spools of net as well as rub marks along the hull. These are indications of transhipment activity at sea. ICCAT sources show the vessel was not authorised to operate as a carrier vessel at the time of sighting. In 2021, the EU received bilateral confirmation from Senegal that part or the entirety of the northern swordfish exported to the EU in 2020 stemmed from illegal transhipments made by this vessel, MAXIMUS. VMS data received from Senegal evidences this. Senegal deregistered this vessel as a result and submitted a proposal to include MAXIMUS in the ICCAT IUU list. HSIN FEI TRADING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD, the vessel’s owner/operator throughout 2020 and 2021, was blocked from operating fishing vessels in Senegal and its export agreement was suspended. The vessel renamed to LUCAS and reflagged to the Gambia in February 2021. ICCAT included the vessel in the ICCAT IUU list on 28 May 2022 for engaging in transhipment with vessels included in the IUU vessels list.
LUCAS
9038402
100309
Fishing Vessel, Reefer
Longline, Troll line
Gambia
C5J128
629009114
735.000, 499.000
374
55.200, 52.990, 56.200, 53.000
6.200
199203, 1991
Ise, Mie, Japan
Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
Dakar, Senegal / North Atlantic Ocean
2021-11-08
In Service/commission
1992-03-16

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2021-05-07 LUCAS
2014-11 2021-05-07 MAXIMUS
2006-02-09 2014-11 JETMARK 8, JETMARK NO. 8
1992 2006-02-09 AROWANA NO. 8
1992 SHONAN MARU NO. 3

Flag History

From To Flag
2021-02 Gambia
2018-05-09 2021-02 Senegal
2014-11 2018-05-09 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
2006-02-09 2014-11 Philippines
2005-05 2006-02-09 Mongolia
2002-12 2005-05 Vanuatu
2002-09 2002-12 Belize
2002-09 Japan

Owner History

From To Owner
2022-09-05 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2020-08-24 2022-09-05 Rptd Sold Senegal
2018-05-09 2020-08-24 HSIN FEI TRADING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD (NATIC SARL)
2018-03-13 2018-05-09 Worldwide Porter Corporation
2014-11-25 2018-03-13 Vivera Company Limited
2006-02-09 2014-11-25 Jetmark International Fishing Inc, JETMARK INTERNATIONAL FISHING INC
2002-09-17 2006-02-09 Arowana Fishery Co Ltd
2002-09-17 Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Suisan Katogakko

Operator History

From To Operator
2022-09-05 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2020-08-24 2022-09-05 Rptd Sold Senegal
2018-05-09 2020-08-24 HSIN FEI TRADING AND INVESTMENT CO. LTD (NATIC SARL)
2018-03-13 2018-05-09 Worldwide Porter Corporation
2014-11-25 2018-03-12 Imperial Shipping Logistics Ltd
2018-03-13 Vivera Company Limited
2010 2014-11-25 Ocean Treasure Co., Ltd.; Ocean Treasure Seafood Co Ltd
2008-01-01 2010 Jetmark International Fishing Inc, JETMARK INTERNATIONAL FISHING INC
2002-09 2008-01-01 Arowana Fishery Co Ltd
2002-09 Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Suisan Katogakko

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2021-09-19 C5J128
2018-05-09 2021-09-19 6WMS
2015-01 2018-05-09 J8QG5
2015-01 DUTG6

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
2022-09-05 100309
2018-05-09 DAK 1274
2015-01 2018-05-09 400932
2013-01-01 00-0002476
2013-01-01 MNLD010874

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
IOTC IUU Listed 2024-05-23 Cross-listing
NAFO IUU Listed 2023-10-11 Cross-listing
CCSBT IUU Listed 2023-01-12 Cross-listing
ICCAT IUU Listed 2022-05-28 Transship with, or participate in other joint operations, such as re-supplying or re-fueling, with vessels included in the IUU vessels list
SIOFA IUU Listed 2022 Cross-listing

Last position

Last observed: 2021-11-08 - Observation is older than 3 months.


* Supporting documentation available on request