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Photographer:Clyde Dickens [View profile]Title:AURORA AUSTRALISAdded:May 17, 2010
Captured:IMO:8717283Hits:1,922
Location:Sydney, Australia
Photo Category: Research and Survey Vessels
Description:
Sydney Harbour, off Taylors Bay. 17 May 2010
After maintenance at Captain Cook Dry Dock.

IMO number : 8717283 Call Sign : VNAA Gross tonnage : 6574
Type of ship : Research Vessel Year of build : 1990 Flag : Australia

Australia's Antarctic flagship, named after the southern hemisphere atmospheric phenomenon - Aurora Australis.

Designed as a multi-purpose research and resupply ship, she was built by P&O Polar and launched in September 1989. Ninety-four metres long and 3911 tonnes in weight, the ship accommodates 116 passengers. It is capable of breaking ice up to 1.5 metres thick. Equipped with a trawl deck, purpose designed for marine science and oceanographic work. The ship is also fitted with a helipad and hangar facilities for three helicopters.
Vessel Identification
Name:Aurora Australis
IMO:8717283
Flag:Australia
MMSI:503043000
Callsign:VNAA
Technical Data
Vessel type:Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:6,574 tons
Summer DWT:3,911 tons
Length:95 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Hobart
Class society:Lloyd´s Shipping Register
Build year:1990
AIS Information
Last known position:
42°53’7.95” S, 147°20’0.21” E
Status:Moored
Speed, course:
0kts, 269°
Destination:
Location:Hobart
Arrival:30th Nov -0001
00:00:00 UTC
Last update:
19 days 1 hour ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 December 22nd, 19:00:31 UTCCasey
2017 December 5th, 08:00:06 UTCMac 4 Hobart
2017 October 24th, 08:00:06 UTCH$p
2017 October 10th, 21:00:27 UTCHobart
2017 March 29th, 08:00:41 UTCHobart
2016 July 1st, 06:00:21 UTCHobart
2016 April 4th, 06:00:55 UTCSingapore
2016 March 16th, 14:30:58 UTCFremantle
2016 January 21st, 10:00:46 UTCMawson Base
2015 December 19th, 15:37:33 UTCNewcombe Bay
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Photo Comments (2)

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Clyde Dickens on May 17, 2010 10:24 (9 years ago)
Thanks Joy

Don't believe the arrival and departure times she publishes. The departure time changed 4 times over three days and then she left 2 hours before the latest published. Just as well I was at Taylors waiting for something else - which didn't turn up !

Clyde
Joy Loughnan on May 17, 2010 10:15 (9 years ago)
Nice!

This one is on my "must see" list, hope she comes to Portland soon.

Joy
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