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Kerguelen de Tremarec (Trawler)

Postby john sefton » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:36 pm

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Kerguelen de Tremarec (Trawler)
Built as stern trawler by Societa Esercizio Cantieri shipyard at Viareggio, Italy for La Peche au Large.
Launched under the name COMMANDANT GUE.
Tonnage 1.626 dwt, dim. 86.87 x 13.6 x 5.9m., draught 5.30m.
Two MAK diesel engines each 2.100 bhp., speed 13 knots.
Bunker capacity 862 cubic meter, fresh water 70 ton.
Three fish holds with a total capacity of 1.447 cubic meters.
1975 completed.
1992 Sold to Comata and chartered by Intermarche (a French supermarket chain.) for fishing around Kerguelen Islands, and renamed LE KERGUELEN DE TREMAREC, she was named after Kerguelen de Tremarec (1734-1797) who took possession of the Kerguelen Islands for France in 1772.
Before she departed for the Antarctic was she extensively refitted by Chantiers Piriou Shipyard, Concarneau, France.
25 August 1993 she departed.
She was fishing around the Kerguelen Islands for toothfish and ice fish in the maritime economic zone.
2003 She was placed on the sale list.
The latest what I known from the internet, that she was sold to Portuguese interests, renamed KERGUELEN and sailing and registered under different registry and flags, and used in the illegal fishing, without any fish quota.
French Southern and Antarctic Territories 1994 4.30f sg 329, scott 202
Source: Watercraft Philately Vol 40/77. and some web-sites.
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Re: Kerguelen de Tremarec (Trawler)

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:42 pm

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28 February 1973 keel laid down.
27 July 1974 launched as the COMMANDANT GUE.
01 January 1975 completed, homeport Bordeaux.

1993 Sold to ITM Enterprises, Port aux France, TAAF renamed in KERGUELEN.
2007 Renamed by owners in CARIBE with homeport Marseilles.
2018 In service same name and owners, IMO No 7351161
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