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BEN CHOURN - IMO 5040380

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Photographer:Romain López [View profile]Title:BEN CHOURNAdded:Sep 23, 2005
Location:Vigo, Spain
Photo Category: Fishing vessel loa 70ft/21m and over
The high waterline of Ben Chourn, docked on the commercial wharf of Vigo, made foretell that she went totally empty. The suspicion that existed about the completely oxidized vessel was she could be hiding in her interior cocaine contraband, that could reach until the four or five tons.

During five hours, the agents of the Grupo Operativo de Inspección Técnica (GOIT) drilled without success the walls of the staterooms and the warehouse of this fishing weakening, of about 38.100 meters of length...The technicians had to go back once more with a cable using the equipment of hull cut as they were suspecting that the illegal load could be hidden in a false bottom of the warehouse. According to experts, a ship of that length could easily hide in her multiple curbs up to five tons.

Nothing was hidden by the end of the investigations: the fight against narcotrafic also has its own fiascos!
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 15:02 (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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