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BEN CHOURN - IMO 5040380

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Photographer:Romain López [View profile]Title:BEN CHOURNAdded:Sep 23, 2005
Photo Category: Fishing vessel loa 70ft/21m and over
Aduanas and Policía Nacional inspected, in the port of Vigo, Ben Chourn , a fishing boat of 38.100 meters of length and with British flag that, apparently, could hide in her interior cocaine contraband, according to indicated sources of the investigation.

The crew, formed by four neighbours of the pontevedresa locality of Cambados, had been retained a whole day inside the trawler by order of the Audiencia Nacianal.

The boat was intercepted 300 miles to the west of the coast of A Coruña, by the Aduanas' monitoring ship "Petrel". The operation was carried out after a Customs patrol airplane descried to the boat in a zone that instilled suspicions, because it seems to be a place of trasbase of drug.

After being made a first registry in that were not found any narcotic substances and, due to the bad conditions of the sea, it was decided to transfer the boat until the port of Vigo to make a more exhaustive inspection.
Vessel Identification
Name:Ben Chourn
Technical Data
Vessel type:Trawler
Gross tonnage:386 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1960
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Guest on Jan 01, 2008 15:03 (10 years ago)
Hi Romain

Some information to go with your photograph:

Steel built Trawler - launched in Aberdeen (Scotland) during 1960. Registered in North Shields (North East England) and now based in Spain.
Measurements in metres are 41.72 length, 7.62 breadth, 3.81 draft. Registered tonnage - 386 (gross) and 56 (net).


Steve Ellwood
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