Hull Inspection : L’Austral

Hull Inspection : L’Austral

The cruise liner L’Austral is scheduled to visit Suva on the September 24, 2018, It will be portside from 8am-6pm. During this period, the vessel requires cleaning of the hull along the waterline to 2m depth and bow section to include 1/3 of the underwater forward section of the hull.

Pre-approval for this cleaning is required from the Dept. of Environment due to the short time that the vessel will be in Suva.



L’AUSTRAL (IMO: 9502518) is a Passenger Ship that was built in 2010 (10 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Wallis Futuna Is.

L’Austral is a cruise ship operated by the French cruise line company Compagnie du Ponant. It is the sister vessel of Le Boréal and Le Soléal, being the same weight, length and breadth, along with having 132 cabins and suites for 264 passengers and 140 crew members like the other two ships.

It’s carrying capacity is 10944 Gross Tonnage and her current draught is reported to be 4.6 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 142.1 meters and her width is 18 meters.

  • IMO: 9502518
  • Name: L’AUSTRAL
  • Vessel Type – Generic: Passenger
  • Vessel Type – Detailed: Passenger Ship
  • Status: Active
  • MMSI: 578000700
  • Call Sign: FLTU
  • Flag: Wallis Futuna Is [WF]
  • Gross Tonnage: 10944
  • Summer DWT: 1400 t
  • Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 142.1 x 18 m
  • Year Built: 2010

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