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Photographer:Clyde Dickens [View profile]Title:RAMFORM STERLINGAdded:Jan 24, 2011
Captured:January 24, 2011IMO:9413303Hits:1,358
Location:Sydney, Australia
Photo Category: Research and Survey Vessels

Sydney Harbour, rounding Bradleys Head. 24 January 2011.

Call Sign : C6YE5
MMSI : 311029900
Gross tonnage : 13721 (since 01-06-2009)
DWT : 4525
Type of ship : Research Vessel (since 01-06-2009)
Year of build : 2009
Flag : Bahamas

According to its owner, PGS, the ‘Ramform Sterling’ is the most powerful seismic ship in the world, with a power plant supplying 22,370kW. The vessel class features many new innovations, including the world's first roll compensated helideck, steerable sources, dual workboat capacity and unique gear handling systems.
Vessel Identification
Name:Ramform Sterling
Technical Data
Vessel type:Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:13,721 tons
Summer DWT:4,525 tons
Length:103 m
Beam:40 m
Draught:8.5 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2009
Builder (*):Vard Tulcea - Tulcea, Romania
Owner:Pgs Geophysical - Oslo, Norway
Manager:Pgs Geophysical - Oslo, Norway
AIS Information
Last known position:
27°55’16.58” N, 15°18’11.79” W
Speed, course (heading):
10.2kts, 170° (168°)
Location:Cadiz Spain
Arrival:29th Sep 2015
16:00:50 UTC
Last update:
23 days 1 hour ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2015 September 29th, 16:00:50 UTCCadiz Spain
2015 April 16th, 08:00:54 UTCLas Palmas
2014 June 13th, 07:00:19 UTCDurban
2012 August 24th, 07:00:43 UTCSingapore
2012 March 25th, 17:00:23 UTCCeduna Survey Gab
2012 March 23rd, 10:00:55 UTCMelbourne Anchorage
2011 June 8th, 03:00:20 UTCWalvis Bay
2011 June 1st, 08:00:16 UTCW
2011 June 1st, 08:00:01 UTCDurban
2011 May 19th, 06:00:18 UTCBali Indonesia
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