Aranui 3

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Aranui 3 at anchor in the Marquesas, November 2009
Name: Aranui 3
Owner: Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime (CPTM)
Port of registry: Papeete, French Polynesia (France)
Builder: Severnav shipyard, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania[1]
Completed: 24 December 2002
In service: 1 March 2003 - present
Homeport: Papeete, French Polynesia
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Passenger-cargo ship
Length: 117 m (383 ft 10 in)[1]
Beam: 17.6 m (57 ft 9 in)[1]
Draught: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)[1]
Depth: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)[1]
Decks: 8
Propulsion: 3,840 kW (5,150 hp) MaK 8M32 engine[1]
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)[1]
Capacity: 208 passengers[1]

M/V Aranui 3 is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that operated between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. With a homeport of Papeete, French Polynesia, Aranui 3 is registered as a passenger ship under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), for international operation.

She was built in Romania and entered service in 2003. She ended her French Polynesia voyages on 4 December 2015 and was replaced by the Aranui 5 for the 12 December 2015 inaugural sailing.

Apart from supplying cargo to the six ports in the Marquesas Islands, Aranui 3 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.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Aranui 3". Marine marchande. 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "ARANUI 3 - Details and Current Position". 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

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