Poacher Pion changes name at sea
The fishing vessel Pion (IMO 8713392) on the CCAMLR IUU vessel list has changed name to Octopus-1 and flag Mongolia.
AIS signals indicate that the flag change happened between the 13th and 14th of June at S 47°59.41′E 008°37.65′ just north of the Bouvet Island.
The vessel has now had at least 9 names and 8 flags since CCAMLR put her on the IUU vessel list in 2004.
The AIS signals are consistent with fishing and the vessel is in the SEAFO regulatory area.