The Anglo-Dutch pelagic 51.4m freezer trawler Atlantic Lady H 180 (ex-Wiron I) has been sold to France.
North Atlantic Holdings has sold the ship to SPES Armement in Fecamp, a subsidiary of France Pelagique. She will be re-named Label Normandy FC-934228 and will fish for mackerel and herring.
North Atlantic and France Pelagique are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Dutch firm Cornelis Vrolijk.
Wiron I, together with her sistership Wiron II, was built in Spain for Jaczon – also part of Cornelis Vrolijk – in 1995.
The vessels joined the UK fleet in 2001 when they were registered PH 5570 and PH 5571, respectively, for one year, before becoming PH 110 and PH 220.
Wiron I became Atlantic Lady H 180 early in 2015, when North Atlantic Holdings bought the boat from Interfish.
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