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The mv S.A. Agulhas was South Africa's polar research vessel. She was in service for more than thirty years and has completed her term of service for the South African National Antarctic Programme. She was used to service the three SANAP research bases in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica as well as doing various research voyages. She spent most of her time out of harbour.

Vessel Particulars...

Type:
Steel Hulled, Ice strengthened Antarctic Supply/Oceanographic Research Vessel
Class:
LRS Ice Class 1
Keel Laid:
1977
Builders:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan
Gross tonnage:
6122.96 T
Displacement:
1836.88 T
Nett tonnage:
7107 at moulded summer draft
Length overall:
111.95 m
Breadth:
18.05 m
Moulded draft:
6.045 m
Power:
4476 kW
Cruising speed:
12.5 knots
Maximum speed:
14.0 knots
Range:
15 000 nautical miles
Endurance:
90 days
Call sign:
ZSAF
Complement:
138 comprising 40 crew and 98 scientific/other staff
Affiliation:
SAMSA

Previous affiliation:
Department of Environmental Affairs, Directorate: Southern Ocean & Antarctic Support

SA Agulhas
SA Agulhas
SA Agulhas in Cape Town

Photos: Ronald Collatz, Ross Hofmeyr.

SA Agulhas in Antarctica
The SA Agulhas offloading at the Atka Bukta - Neumayer

Photo: Chantal Steyn