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Photographer:Clyde Dickens [View profile]Title:OCEAN SHIELDAdded:Jul 08, 2012
Captured:July 08, 2012IMO:9628374Hits:4,080
Location:Sydney, Australia
Photo Category: Support Vessels

Sydney Harbour, under Georges Head. 8 July 2012.
See Google Earth 33°50'13.93" S 151°15'45.03" E

IMO number : 9628374
Name of ship : OCEAN SHIELD (since 01-05-2012)
Call Sign : VHEH
MMSI : 503728000
Gross tonnage : 8368 (since 01-05-2012)
DWT : 4500
Type of ship : Offshore Support Vessel (since 01-05-2012)
Year of build : 2012
Flag : Australia (since 01-05-2012)

The Australian Government announced it had purchased the Offshore Support Vessel Skandi Bergen to add to the Royal Australian Navy’s current amphibious ships, HMAS Choules and HMAS Tobruk, and subsequently announced that the Skandi Bergen would be renamed “Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield”.

The 6,500 tonne ship is 105m long and 21m wide. It has accommodation for up to 100 people, more than 1000 metres of deck area, and a helipad. It will primarily be used to transport troops and supplies in support of humanitarian and disaster relief operations domestically and in the region.

Captain Jason Britton stated when she was welcomed on arrival in Australia "I can move this ship six knots sideways. We can go 16 and a half knots forward and we can do 13 knots astern."
Vessel Identification
Name:Ocean Shield
Former name(s):
- Skandi Bergen (Until 2012 May 23)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Offshore Supply Ship
Gross tonnage:8,368 tons
Summer DWT:4,000 tons
Length:111 m
Beam:22 m
Draught:5.5 m

Additional Information
Home port:Sydney
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2012
Builder (*):Vard Soviknes - Sovik, Norway
Owner:Australia Government
Canberra, Australia
Manager:Teekay Marine
Sydney, Australia
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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