Vessel Details - COBIJA - Currently Listed

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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. Sources indicate the vessel held 17 countries flags stored in its bridge. Vessel reported sold in June 2020 to Somalia based Precision Shipping Services. Vessel reported detained in Yemen with INTERPOL support on 9 October 2020. Toothfish onboard, with reported effort to offload this catch. Captain claimed catch was caught in Puntland and provided copy of Puntland fishing license which Puntland authorities later stated was forged. Vessel soon after claimed registry and ownership to Somali which Somali Maritime Authority confirmed were also invalid claims. Vessels crew were released from detainment in Yemen in September 2021 after detention in Yemen for 1 year.
Fishing Vessel, Stern Trawler
Trawl unspecified, Gillnets
873.000, 873.250
52.000, 47.060
197311, 197312
Marystown, NL, Netherlands, Canada
Precision Shipping Services; Precision Shipping & Logistics Ltd
Alfonso Dacruz Amoedo; Precision Shipping & Logistics Ltd
In Service/commission

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2019-11-30 COBIJA
1994-03-01 2019-11-30 CAPE FLOWER
1994-03-01 CAPE WRATH II

Flag History

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

Owner History

From To Owner
2024-03-11 Precision Shipping & Logistics Ltd
2020-06-01 Precision Shipping Services
2014-04-01 2020-06-01 Express Financial Ventures Group Inc
2013-06-07 2014-04-01 Rptd Sold Undisclosed Interest
2009-06-01 2013-06-07 Fernlene Pty Ltd
2004-07-01 2009-06-01 Homerest Pty Ltd
1998-04-01 2004-07-01 Fernlene Pty Ltd
1995 1998-04-01 Hout Bay Fishing Industries Pty Ltd
1994-03-01 1995 Hout Bay Fishing Pty Ltd
1994-03-01 National Sea Products Ltd, National Sea Products

Operator History

From To Operator
2024-03-11 Precision Shipping & Logistics Ltd
2014-04-01 Alfonso Dacruz Amoedo
2014-04-10 2024-03-11 Express Financial Ventures Group Inc
2013-06-07 2014-04-01 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
2014-04-01 2016-07-10 CPB3000

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
2019-02-11 06142101027

RFMO History

RFMO Status Date listed Reason Delisted Delisted Reason
CCAMLR IUU Listed 2023-11-02 Fishing without authorisation (Division 58.4.3b) February to June 2020 (01 Jun 2020) and fishing without authorisation (Division 58.4.3b) December 2017 to March 2018 (01 Dec 2017).
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
NEAFC IUU Listed 2018 Following SEAFO
NEAFC IUU Listed 2017 Cross-listing
SEAFO IUU Listed 2017 Fishing inside FAO Area 47/48

* Supporting documentation available on request