Vessel Details - CHALLENGE - Currently Listed

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This vessel held a Spain flag from 31 December 1979 to 01 February 2000. After a short period of time under an unknown flag, this vessel gained Falkland Islands flag, owner Prion Ltd and name MILA. In October 2005, this vessel transferred flag to Equatorial Guinea. Vessel ownership is unclear during this time with sources indicating Vidal Armadores S.A, Freiremar and Juan A Argibay Perez all having a degree of ownership for periods of 2005-2006. This vessel was included in the CCAMLR IUU list on 3 November 2006 for operating within the Convention Area without authorisation; whilst named PERSEVERANCE, flagged to Equatorial Guinea and under ownership of Mar de Neptuno SA. Sources indicate this vessel was converted from longline to gillnet in 2006. In February 2010, this vessel renamed to CHALLENGE, reflagged to Panama and transferred ownership to Advantage Company SA. This vessel’s continued existence is in doubt.
Fishing Vessel
Barreras S.A., Hijos De J. (Vigo , Spain), Vigo, Spain
Advantage Company SA
Advantage Company SA
Continued Existence In Doubt

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2010-02-01 CHALLENGE
2005-10-01 2010-02-01 PERSEVERANCE
2000-06-01 2005-10-01 MILA

Flag History

From To Flag
2010-02-01 Panama
2005-10-01 2010-02-01 Equatorial Guinea
2000-06-01 2005-10-01 Falkland Islands
2000-02-01 2000-06-01 Unknown
2000-02-01 Spain

Owner History

From To Owner
2010-04-13 Advantage Company SA
2005-10 2010-04-13 Mar de Neptuno SA
2005-10 2005-10 Juan A Argibay Perez
2005-01 2005-10 Freiremar
2006-02-15 2005-01 Vidal Armadores S.A., VIDAL ARMADORES S.A.
2000-06 2005-01 Prion Ltd
2000-06 Mercury Ltd
2000-05 Centropesca

Operator History

From To Operator
2021 Advantage Company SA
2010-04-13 2021 Juan A Argibay Perez
2010-04-13 Vidal Armadores S.A., VIDAL ARMADORES S.A.

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2010-04-13 HO5381
2006-02-15 2010-04-13 3CM2190
2001-10-05 2006-02-15 ZDLV1

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
2010-04-13 37571PEXT
2010-04-13 EG 968998

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
NAFO IUU Listed 2023-10-11 Cross-listing
CCSBT IUU Listed 2020-02-26 Cross-listing
IOTC IUU Listed 2019-12 Cross-listing
ICCAT IUU Listed 2019 Cross-listing
SIOFA IUU Listed 2019 Cross-listing
GFCM IUU Listed 2014-05
SEAFO IUU Listed 2007-10-31
CCAMLR IUU Listed 2006-11-03 Inside Division 58.4.3b; 58.4.3b; 58.4.3b; 58.4.3b
NEAFC IUU Listed 2006 Cross-listing

* Supporting documentation available on request