Ship intended to ship live marine life from Namibia to Asia spotted alongside in the port of Walvis Bay

At the time of going to press yesterday afternoon there were different explanation as to why the Russian trawler, Ryazanovka, was alongside at berth 7 in the port of Walvis Bay for several days yet with the vessel not recorded on the daily port log.
The vessel’s presence at Walvis Bay in the past few weeks raises eyebrows among environmentalists, as she is specially adapted to capture and transport live marine mammals for Asia’s lucrative aquarium industry. The vessel has been involved in capture and transport of live marine animals in Russia and reports are the vessel owner is currently lodging an application to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources to capture dolphins, whales, seals
and penguins for live export to Asian aquariums.
namib times could establish though the vessel returns to anchorage off Walvis Bay today and is awaiting its turn for repairs and maintenance on the Syncro lift.

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