After more than three years of staying in the Chimbote Bay (Ancash), the "Damanzaihao" has left Peru by July 6, 2018, and sailed to Ecuador, after the seizure made by the Specialized Public Prosecutor's Office on Environmental Matters of the Santa Region was made ineffective. The Fifth Preliminary Investigation Court of the Superior Court of Justice of the Santa Region did not confirm the confiscation of the ship. In addition, on June 28 the Second Appeals Chamber of this same court ordered that the seizure of the property be rendered null and void and that it be handed over to the company Sustainable Fishing Resources SAC, the former owner of the ship. At first, the head of the Specialized Environmental Prosecutor's Office of the Santa Region, Mrs. Evelyn Lamadrid Vences, requested to be confirmed the seizure of the vessel for the alleged crime of illegal trafficking of protected aquatic species of flora and fauna. However, the court rejected the request for alleged inconsistencies and lack of motivation in the investigation.