The environmental activist group, Sea Shepherd, says crew from a ship caught poaching toothfish in Antarctic waters have now been charged.
The Nigerian-flagged vessel, Thunder, sank in April after being chased by Sea Shepherd's Bob Barker ship for more than three months.
The Thunder was one of six vessels found illegally fishing for toothfish.
The Bob Barker's captain, Peter Hammarstedt, said the Thunder's captain and two other crew were detained in Sao Tome, and have been charged with pollution, reckless driving and forgery.
He said he would like them to be charged for the poaching, but that wass outside Sao Tome's jurisdiction.