The Moroccan fishing company THONAPECHE established in 1975 by the Office National des Pesches with 3 purse seiners from her fleet were seen in Malta during BlueFinTuna (BFT) Season.
The 1974 built 39.30m long purse seiner LE DAUPHIN was seen in Malta during Season 2009. She was built at Cherbourg, France and homeported at Agadir, Morrocco. She was acquired in 1976 as KELERENN.
The 1976 built 63.33m long purse seiner LE MARLIN was seen in Malta during Seasons 2008 and 2009. She was built at Bilbao, Spain and homeported at Agadir, Morrocco. She was acquired in 1977 as TXORI GORRI.
Above images are anchored at OPL Malta during 2008. The below images are of the same purse seiner entering Valletta in 2009.
And the last purse seiner is the 1973 built 39.27m long purse seiner LE MARSOUIN was seen in Malta during Seasons 2007 and 2009. She was built at Cherbourg, France and homeported at Casablanca, Morrocco. She was acquired in 1976 as KERNEVAD.
Above images are during 2007 and the below are while entering Valletta during 2009.
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Saturday 14th March, 2020