AURORA AUSTRALIS - IMO 8717283
|Photographer:||Clyde Dickens [View profile]||Title:||AURORA AUSTRALIS||Added:||May 17, 2010|
||Research and Survey Vessels|
|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 type:||Research/survey Vessel|
|Gross tonnage:||6,574 tons|
|Summer DWT:||3,911 tons|
|Last known position:|
|42°53’7.95” S, 147°20’0.21” E|
|Arrival:||30th Nov -0001|
|19 days 1 hour ago|
|Source:||AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)|
|2017 December 22nd, 19:00:31 UTC||Casey|
|2017 December 5th, 08:00:06 UTC||Mac 4 Hobart|
|2017 October 24th, 08:00:06 UTC||H$p|
|2017 October 10th, 21:00:27 UTC||Hobart|
|2017 March 29th, 08:00:41 UTC||Hobart|
|2016 July 1st, 06:00:21 UTC||Hobart|
|2016 April 4th, 06:00:55 UTC||Singapore|
|2016 March 16th, 14:30:58 UTC||Fremantle|
|2016 January 21st, 10:00:46 UTC||Mawson Base|
|2015 December 19th, 15:37:33 UTC||Newcombe Bay||
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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 !
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This one is on my "must see" list, hope she comes to Portland soon.
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