An Omani flagged tuna long-liner
with the name NAHAM-4, with the call
sign A4DK6, was detained in Cape Town in March 2013. The vessel's agent had been
granted a permit to allow the vessel to undergo repairs and discharge fish in
Cape Town. Once in port the South African
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) made a port
inspection that revealed inconsistencies between the amount of fish held on-board
and the supporting documentation.
This led to an investigation into
the vessel by South African authorities that was supported by research from Triton
Naval Architects. This research revealed that between 2010 and 2013 four
different vessels had been operating with the name NAHAM-4 and that the vessel held in Cape Town was significantly
larger than the NAHAM-4 that was authorised
to fish in the Indian ...