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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:L'AUSTRALAdded:Jan 17, 2017
Captured:January 12, 2017IMO:9502518Hits:841
Location:Bluff, New Zealand
Photo Category: Storm Pictures
Description:
Entering Bluff on an unscheduled call after hitting an object, possibly a semi-submerged container.
Vessel Identification
Name:L'austral
IMO:9502518
Flag:Wallis & Futuna Islands
MMSI:578000700
Callsign:FLTU
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:10,944 tons
Summer DWT:1,441 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Matautu
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2010
AIS Information
Last known position:
44°58’6.46” N, 1°32’53.72” W
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
15.0kts, 6° (10°)
Destination:
Location:St Jean De Luz
Arrival:16th Apr 2019
06:00:28 UTC
Last update:
1 day 19 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 May 13th, 04:00:03 UTCJp Hagi
2018 May 11th, 09:05:17 UTCJp Himeji
2018 May 10th, 23:00:05 UTCJp Osaka
2018 May 9th, 23:00:18 UTCJp Tam
2018 May 8th, 23:00:36 UTCJp Hij
2018 May 7th, 06:00:56 UTCJp Hiroshima
2018 May 6th, 23:00:22 UTCJp Koj
2018 May 5th, 12:00:20 UTCKr Pus
2018 May 1st, 23:00:11 UTCJp Sak
2018 April 27th, 23:00:21 UTCJp Uwa
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Photo Comments (6)

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binh on Mar 12, 2017 11:11 (2 years ago)
Great shot !
Chris Howell on Jan 17, 2017 20:23 (2 years ago)
Thanks

I am very lucky that the pilot boat skippers are friends and their ability to put me in the right place safely is just as important as the result.
Juan de la Cruz on Jan 17, 2017 18:06 (2 years ago)
Brings back some memories. About 40 years ago, in a 40 foot sailboat between Hong Kong and Manila, trying to get out of the way of a ship that was still some distance off. Did not want to get this close. I know we could see it, not sure it could really see us.

We lucked out. It passed about a mile or so from us. Skipper said that was still too close!
Oliver Sesemann on Jan 17, 2017 16:22 (2 years ago)
Spectacular set of pics. Technically and aesthetically brilliant.
Brett Bachmann on Jan 17, 2017 16:14 (2 years ago)
Chris, awesome set of pics, you were lucky to have cuaght her on this her unexpected call. Absolutely brilliant ! Brett
Pica on Jan 17, 2017 14:59 (2 years ago)
Here she comes....
I can almost hear the roaring of the green roller...
Excellent Chris!
Thanks for posting
Jürgen
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