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During the early stages of Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) fishing industry, several interesting vessels were engaged in towing tuna cages with one of them was the Icelandic 44.95 meters trawler EYBORG built at Estaleiros Sao Jacinto in Aveiro, Portugal in 1994.

During June 1992 her keel was laid and 6 months later she was launched, In 1994 she was delivered and classed as DNV at that time NV, homeported at Hrisey, Iceland with fishing matricola as EA 59 for operator BORG HF. Her loa was 44.95 meters with 7.9 meters beam.

Later on she was reflagged to Lithuania (LTU) with homeport as Klaipeda and fishing matricola as KL 715 for some time and again to Iceland as EA 59.

She made 3 BFT Seasons here in Malta – 2005, 2006 and 2007 and late 2007 she even was spotted moored at Manoel Island Yacht Yard (MIYY).

During 2009 she had 2 court warrants no 1 –  1305/09 dated 6th August, 2009 with overdues of €137,188 vs Salina Aquaculture Ltd (Husbandry Agent). And no 2 1058/09 dated 24th June 2009 with overdues of € 115,000 vs Cassar Ship Repair Ltd which was due to repairs, mooring, services etc.

 

On the 23rd August,2009 after a laid up stay of more than 3 years she was seen leaving Valletta for sea trials.

 

 

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