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JUPITER (formerly SOUTHERN SURVEYOR)

JUPITER (formerly SOUTHERN SURVEYOR)

JUPITER - Originally a trawler built in Lowestoft, England in 1972. IMO 7113002.
Recently sold by CSIRO (who have operated her since 1988 as a scientific research vessel named SOUTHERN SURVEYOR)
Bought by Dubai based company RTSS Maritime Services in Feb. 2014 for $271,000 (Aust.) and has had over

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I hope there are many more years ahead for this ship, saw it almost everytime when I was in Hobart and got to tour it a few years back when it was in Sydney.
 

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Maybe there will be also so called "research work" in Dubai as well - the sea there is warm and, I guess, maybe full of most interesting animals, fish and sea plants (-if this is of interest for them...?). A bit odd maybe for a such conservative islamic country to choose the superior god of the Roman faith and ancient religion (JUPITER) as the ship name... ;-)
 

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