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Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: Martin [Admin] on October 08, 2019, 06:30:15 PM

Title: Aranui 5 - Dual passenger/cargo vessel
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 08, 2019, 06:30:15 PM

Different!
   :o

(https://www.tahiti.com/images1/gallery/PPTARA-Ship-2000x1200_33786.jpg)
https://www.ship-technology.com/projects/aranui-5-dual-purpose-passengercargo-ship-french-polynesia/

M/V Aranui 5 is a dual passenger/cargo vessel that entered service 12 December 2015 between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. With a homeport of Papeete, French Polynesia, the Aranui 5 replaced the Aranui 3 which entered service in 2003. The Aranui 5, like its predecessor, is registered as a passenger ship under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), for international operation.

Apart from supplying cargo to the six ports in the Marquesas Islands, Aranui 5 also operates a passenger service and tourist cruise as part of its 14-day itinerary. It also stops at the islands of Rangiroa and Fakarava in the Tuamotu Islands before returning on its 13th day to Bora Bora in the Society Islands.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aranui_5


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Aranui_5.jpg)

(https://www.cruisemapper.com/images/ships/1103-bec3b6a5e920310b268de43ca27cdcd1.jpg)

(https://files.adventure-life.com/86/51/8/17-Aranui_5_Aerial/fullsize.jpg)

https://omotgtravel.com/cruises/paradise-found-on-aranui-5/



Title: Re: Aranui 5 - Dual passenger/cargo vessel
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 08, 2019, 06:56:35 PM
An interesting lookng ship Martin. Pity it's a bit expensive to get out there to sample it.
Colin
Title: Re: Aranui 5 - Dual passenger/cargo vessel
Post by: nemesis on October 09, 2019, 03:19:36 PM
Pleasure to see real ships on the forum, resembles the Centuar of Blue Funnel, nemesis
Title: Re: Aranui 5 - Dual passenger/cargo vessel
Post by: RST on November 01, 2019, 07:12:39 PM
I didn't realise there was still a market for these.  Wasn't the last RMS ship just withdrawn from the Falklands or somewhere remote like that this year (same combination)?

It looks a bit weird.  Normal front half with a fugly back half -cut and shut of a cruise liner front and back (superstructure) grafted onto a regular small hatcher bow.  Amazing how they re-introduce curved plates and lines these days -still not pretty!

Rich