SA patrol boat helps Mozambique nab poacher

Mar 13, 2004
Author: P&S


The apprehension and arrest of a foreign trawler, believed to be from the Far East, which was caught operating illegally off Mozambique waters earlier this week involved the use of the South African training vessel Eagle Star, which was confiscated by the South African Asset Forfeiture Unit from Hout Bay Fishing last year.

At the time the SA authorities said that seized vessels would be used for patrol purposes or sold to raise funds for fishery protection.

The refurbished Eagle Star and crew had been in Mozambique waters for three days prior to the arrest of the foreign trawler. From scant reports about the incident the foreign fishing vessel put up some resistance or hostility at the time of arrest and have been taken into custody.

see following story, also related stories in this column dated 3 October 2003, 26 September 2003 and 26 March 2003


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SA patrol boat helps Mozambique nab poacher


SA patrol boat helps Mozambique nab poacher

Mar 13, 2004
Author: P&S



The apprehension and arrest of a foreign trawler, believed to be from the Far East, which was caught operating illegally off Mozambique waters earlier this week involved the use of the South African training vessel Eagle Star, which was confiscated by the South African Asset Forfeiture Unit from Hout Bay Fishing last year.

At the time the SA authorities said that seized vessels would be used for patrol purposes or sold to raise funds for fishery protection.

The refurbished Eagle Star and crew had been in Mozambique waters for three days prior to the arrest of the foreign trawler. From scant reports about the incident the foreign fishing vessel put up some resistance or hostility at the time of arrest and have been taken into custody.

see following story, also related stories in this column dated 3 October 2003, 26 September 2003 and 26 March 2003


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