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Photo Details
Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:Seis MarinerAdded:May 14, 2008
Captured:IMO:5021293Hits:1,638
Photo Category: Research and Survey Vessels
Description:
Great Yarmouth 22nd March 1981.

Norwegian seismic research vessel for which I can find no further details.
The banner says 'Two mile cable in tow.' Not in Great Yarmouth Harbour I would have thought :-)
Vessel Identification
Name:Cruz Del Sur
IMO:5021293
Flag:Chile
Callsign:CBT488
Former name(s):
- Ismarin (Until 1993 Dec)
- Seis Mariner (Until 1986)
- Ara (Until 1973)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Fish Storage Barge
Gross tonnage:1,779 tons
Summer DWT:1,387 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Valparaiso
Build year:1955
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Lasarus on Jun 15, 2016 16:17 (1 year ago)
Hi John, I am writing a textbook in Exploration Geophysics at the Norwegian University of Tech&Sci. I am also including pictures of old seismic vessels. Can I have your kind permission to use this Seis Mariner picture in the book, with acknowledgment to you? Regards, Lasse Amundsen
John Jones on Jan 30, 2013 23:24 (4 years ago)
Time flys Rick! Yes, Gary has posted a great archive from that area recently. All good stuff.
Best Regards
John J.
Patalavaca on Jan 26, 2013 12:53 (4 years ago)
Good grief John, another good photo of her by Gary Markham has appeared. & a belated thanks for the comment from 2008 (how long??)!
Regards, Rick
John Jones on May 14, 2008 22:26 (9 years ago)
Brilliant instant piece of research there Rick, I really should have been able to find that myself!
I thought she had the look of an 'oldie' and doesn't she look wonderful in that picture of her as 'Ara'?
Thanks for the detail.
Regards
John J.
Patalavaca on May 14, 2008 22:17 (9 years ago)
A very unusual vessel John , lovely piece of history too. Originally Bergen Lines 'Ara' of 1955.
Details in (easily decipherable ) Norwegian here :-
http://www.sjohistorie.no/portal/skip/a/Ara%201955
She was sold to Pacific Protein SA, Valparaiso, Chile in 1993, renamed "Cruz del Sur" and converted into a fish processing barge.
She caught fire and sank in an unknown Chilean harbour on 17/12/1995.
Regards, Rick
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