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Photographer:Theo Van Loon [View profile]Title:AURORA AUSTRALISAdded:Mar 14, 2008
Captured:May 24, 2006IMO:8717283Hits:1,998
Location:Hobart, Australia
Photo Category: Research and Survey Vessels
Aurora Australis. Australian Antarctic supply ship/icebreaker. Built 1989 by P & O Polar. Callsign VNAA
Pictured Hobart, Tasmania, Australia during winter layover. 24/5/2006
Vessel Identification
Name:Aurora Australis
Technical Data
Vessel type:Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:6,574 tons
Summer DWT:3,911 tons
Length:95 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:7.9 m

Additional Information
Home port:Hobart
Class society:Lloyd´s Shipping Register
Build year:1990
AIS Information
Last known position:
42°52’49.6” S, 147°20’28.69” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 25° (352°)
Arrival:22nd Dec 2017
19:00:31 UTC
Last update:
6 months 22 days 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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Jan on Jun 22, 2006 10:57 (12 years ago)
I already posted several photos including the launch as I have been involved quite a bit during construction and subsequent follow up.
You can use the search engine to find the photos.
In total I would have more than 500 photos of the construction of this vessel.

here is one:

Australia's only ice breaker. Sails to the Antarctics and is basically stationed in Hobart, Tasmania.
Owned and operated by P and O Polar Pty Ltd (P and O Australia) on behalf of the Australian Antarctic Division..

Vessel was delivered to the Antarctic Division on 30th March 1990.
Constructed by Carrington Slipways, Newcastle (Australia).
GRT 6574 DWT: 3911 length 95 metres.

The shipyard no longer exists.
Rogerio, the vessel was built in Newcastle, NSW, Australia and NOT in Newcastle, U.K.
Rogério Cordeiro on Jun 17, 2006 12:49 (12 years ago)
Great photo my friend, really great vessel design!!

Port of Registry: Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)
IMO: 8717283
Call Sign: VNAA
Ex-names: - - - -
Built by: Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd - Newcastle NSW (UK) in 1990
Type/class: Research Vessel

Thanks for posted this great picture here!
Rogério Cordeiro (Brasil) 8-)
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