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Offline Adrian Ford

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Mystery Fishing Vessel
« on: May 08, 2021, 11:44:33 AM »
Hello Everybody

I wonder if anybody could shed any light on this Vessel.
The markings is BJ4140 but is this a call sign or is it a Fishing number from 2016

Thank you in advance

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Re: Mystery Fishing Vessel
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 04:58:03 AM »
I came across a document from a Taiwan government site which suggests that BJ4140 was a call sign registered to the Taiwanese fishing vessel SHENG JI CYUN No.3, Official Number CT4-2240. Other images of SHENG JI CYUN No.3 show a very similar vessel, but with a different bow structure (Not outside of possible modification), but list the call sign as BJ4240, so it may just have been a typo on that one document.

At least it seems to indicate that "BJ####" is a format used for call signs on Taiwan-flag fishing vessels.
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Re: Mystery Fishing Vessel
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 02:21:41 PM »
On this list https://www.wcpfc.int/doc/rfv-pdf
BJ4140 should be TING HSING, a tuna longliner (23.52 m)

« Last Edit: May 09, 2021, 02:37:04 PM by Yvon Perchoc »

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Re: Mystery Fishing Vessel
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 05:22:31 AM »
TING HSING seems to have been the vessel renamed as SHENG JI CYUN No.3, as both show up with the same Taiwan Official Number, and the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission lists both names on the same entry:

https://www.wcpfc.int/node/15127

I tried translating the Chinese Characters on the bow railing in Google, getting "DING" for the first, and not finding a good match for the second. However, since there traditionally has been some overlap between words starting with "D" and "T" when translating Chinese and Japanese to English, that does lean towards corroborating the TING HSING identity.
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Re: Mystery Fishing Vessel
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 06:34:44 AM »
Hello Kyle

Thank you for all your help, When I tried translating the symbols I not nothing putting it down to being a Taiwan vessel.
I am happy staying with Ting Hsing as all 3 names appears on the list with Ting Hsing supposely during 2012 - 2017

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