Fu Yuan Yu 7880, Fu Yang Yu 7881 and Run Da 617 are currently impounded in East
London Port whilst the South African authorities make further investigations
into the estimated 600 tons of squid found on board. Security around the
vessels is high with the SA Drakensberg guarding the entrance to the port to
ensure that the vessels do not abscond, as happened with the Samudra Pacific
No.8 and Berkat Menjala No.23 who escaped from the Port of Cape Town in 2013.
The two Chinese squid
jiggers, the Fu Yuan Yu 7880 and Fu Yang Yu 7881 were identified by satellite
monitoring systems to be in the South African EEZ without permission and
without fishing permits. Apprehended in a joint operation between the South
African Navy, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and
South African ...