Factory trawler GOTLAND arrested in Spain on Senegal request
Factory trawler GOTLAND was arrested in Spain on the request of Senegalese authorities, vessel’s owner is to pay fine in sum of $1,754,000 (one billion thirty Senegal francs), for illegal fishing in Senegalese waters. On Feb 25 2016 Senegalese Navy patrol boat spotted GOTLAND fishing in Senegal waters, some 15 nm from Mauritania – Senegal sea border, and was ordered to stop. Vessel refused the order and fled to Exclusive Economic Zone waters of Mauritania. GOTLAND had a pelagic fishing license issued by Mauritania Fisheries, to fish in Mauritania waters. Presently, State of Senegal, EU authorities and Interpol, are jointly working on the case, in order to get a fine imposed on trawler. INOK Co. is actually, Russian company, the crew of the trawler should be all Russian, or Mostly Russian.