Vessel Details - LIMPOPO - Currently Listed

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This vessel was originally Spain owned and flagged whilst operated by Reunion based company Cap Bourbon. This vessel held Belize, Namibia then France flags from 1995 to 2001. Cap Bourbon became joint owner and operator of this vessel in 2001. After a period of unknown flag registry in 2001, this vessel held a Seychelles flag and renamed to LENA from CAP GEORGE. In 2002 vessel ownership transferred to Grupo Oya Perez and operator to Lena Enterprises Ltd. This vessel was added to the CCAMLR IUU vessel list on 7 November 2003 for fishing inside the CCAMLR Convention Area without authorisation. Sources indicate this vessel may be a member of the “Alphabet boats” a group of illegal vessels involved in unauthorised toothfish fishing in the CCAMLR area. Shortly after being classified an IUU vessel, this vessel changed name to ALOS, owner to Grupo Oya Perez SL and flag to Ghana. These credentials lasted 5 months until transferring name, owner and flag again to ROSS, Lena Enterprises Ltd and Togo respectively. This vessel transferred to its last known name, LIMPOPO, in September 2007 and was flagged to Mozambique. Vessel ownership transferred to Alos Company Ghana Ltd on 17 April 2008. Sources suggest this vessel registered to Togo and held a Togo flag on 15 April 2010. This flag was revoked for IUU fishing.
Fishing Vessel, Trawler
Trawl unspecified
1975, 197412
Vigo, Santodomingo S.A., Construcciones Navale (Vigo , Spain), Spain
Alos Company Ghana Ltd
In Service/commission

Commercial History

Name History

From To Name
2007-09 LIMPOPO
2004-01 2007-09 ROSS
2003-08 2004-01 ALOS
2001-06-29 2003-08 LENA
2000-04-06 2001-06-29 CAP GEORGE

Flag History

From To Flag
2007-09 Unknown
2007-10-01 2010-04-15 Mozambique
2004-02-18 2007-09 Togo
2003-08 2004-02-18 Ghana
2001-10-01 2003-08 Seychelles
2000-11 2001 Unknown
2000-04-06 2000-11 France
1998-03 2000-04-06 Namibia
1995-01 1998-03 Belize
1995-01 Spain

Owner History

From To Owner
2008-04-17 Alos Company Ghana Ltd
2004-02-18 2008-04-17 Lena Enterprises Ltd
2002-01-01 2003-09-22 Grupo Oya Perez; Grupo Oya Perez (Kang Brothers); Grupo Oya Perez SL
2000-11 2002-01-01 Cap Bourbon
2000-11 Barconoya SA

Operator History

From To Operator
2003-09-22 2004-02-18 Alos Company Ghana Ltd
2003-08 2003-09-22 Grupo Oya Perez; Grupo Oya Perez (Kang Brothers); Grupo Oya Perez SL
2002-01-01 2003-08 Lena Enterprises Ltd
2002-01-01 Cap Bourbon

IRCS History

From To IRCS
2004-02-18 2008-04-17 5VRS4
2001-10-01 2003-09-22 S7PM
2000-04-06 2001-10-01 FNJA
2000-04-06 EGNY

National Reg No

From To Reg.No
2002-01-01 2003-09-22 S0121
2002-01-01 FK-92486-J

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 2003-11-07 Inside Division 58.4.3b; Fishing inside Division 58.4.3b: 58.4.3b; Inside Division 58.5.1; Fishing inside Division 58.5.2
NEAFC IUU Listed 2003 Cross-listing

* Supporting documentation available on request