M.V. Aurora

Ship details:  



L.o.a 33,67 Mtrs.
Width 6,80 Mtrs.
Draught 3,15 Mtrs. 

172 Tons. 

10 knots. 

Technical Equipment:
Main Engine Caterpillar 3408 420 Hp.
Auxiliary Engines.
Perkins 60 Kva.
Daf 40 Kva.
01 Deck beam SWL 250 kgs.
2 firepumps
1 Gearbox Twin Disc
3 Viking liferafts 25 persons each
5  Survival suits

Large Mess room / Kitchen.
Television room.
03 Cabins for Crew total 6 berths.
01 Cabin  for guests total 8 berths.
01 Cabin  for guests total 12 berths.
01 shower / 01 deck shower.

Call sign:

Nautical Equipment:
Shipmate RS 5800 D.G.P.S.
Shipmate RS 5300 G.P.S.
Shipmate RS 2500 Plotter.
Tokimec Girocompass ES 110.
1 magnetic compass observator
1 Giro repeater
Furuno Arpa radar 15 ” FR 1505 Mark 3
Satcom C Trimble galaxy sentinel model tml 8001.
number  424546610
Raytheon M89912 Plot Radar.
Jotron Tronsort Radar Transponder.
Furuno Fish finder / depth sounder.
DSC VHF Sailor Radio RM 2042.
Sailor vhf TR 144B.
Sailor VHF RT 2048.
Autopilot C2 Eltrade.
GMDSS Navtex Receiver NAV5.
Nokia mobile telephone. +31 6 22608613
Apelco 560 Fish finder / plotter.
Fire Alarm
1 Searchlight  Imax 1200 Watt

Bunker Capacity:
42 m3 Fuel
19 m3 Freshwater. 

Fuel Consumption:
650 litres/day by Guard work.

The OFFSHORE 98 participants called their vessel the “MV Morning Star”, but that wasn’t the real name of the ship. It was in fact the Aurora, a motor vessel from Scheveningen. The vessel made worldwide headlines in June 2001 after being rebuilt as an abortus ship which was to serve in international waters off the Irish coast.

Offshore radio station: OFFSHORE 98 at Easter 1999

Location: International waters off the Dutch coast