She arrived from Devonport and Next port was Westernport. I belive she arrived in Devonport from Port Botany. It was nothing unusal for her to come down to Tasmania from Brisbane and in one case she arrived in Hobart with LPG from Singapore. But the LPG for Tasmania most of the time either comes from Westernport or Port Botany.
I remember I met one Lpg ship ' Arago ' in 1969 in Queensland, OZ, It was Island Nav.co. of HK, some engineers came and exchanged magazines/newspapers, we learnt that they were trading between OZ and the Pacific Islands ( Rabual, Tahaiti etc), cud it be the same one ? ( the funnel I saw was blue )
Hi William, I missed your posting of 26 March and only saw it today. - That is curious about Island Navigation and Arago - to the best of my knowledge there was no connection between Island Navigation and Oceangas Australia, apart from one tenuous link when Houlder Brothers, who were at the time not part of the Tung Group, were supplying the Master to one ship in the Oceangas Australia fleet. I also have no recollection of INC ever being involved in Gas Tankers.
The first Arago was a very small ship of not even 1000 tons deadweight, built at La Ciotat in France on 1962 and reportedly brought the first sea borne imports of LPG into Australia, with 321 tons of propane shipped into the East Coast of Australia from France; she discharged a part-cargo into Townsville on 11 December 1963 and then the balance into Brisbane.