Back again in 2021 the oil rig is anchored for the cyclone season. A bit closer than 2020, only 20.5NM from Stokes Hill Wharf.
It produces some monster Mackerel, and is especially productive at night on spring tides.
At the change of the tide you can fish close to the columns and hook massive GT's, Queenies and all manner of other large fish.
Where is the ship?
Platform NOBLE TOM PROSSER is currently located at NAUS - Timor Sea at position 12° 11' 7.332" S, 130° 35' 21.48" E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-01-20 00:05 UTC
What kind of ship is this?
NOBLE TOM PROSSER (IMO: 9636864) is a Platform that was built in 2014 (7 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Liberia.
Her length overall (LOA) is 101.6 meters and her width is 84.45 meters.
There are several artificial reefs located in the Northern Territory at Fenton Patches, Darwin Harbour, Dundee, Adelaide River Mouth, North Gutter and Lee Point.
Artificial reefs and fish aggregating devices (FADs) create new fish habitat and provide new fishing areas that can help reduce pressure on existing natural reefs and fish stocks.
Engineered artificial reefsFour specifically engineered reef complexes were installed in 2019.
The reef complexes are large concrete structures that are five metres tall and four metres square at the base, weighing about 24 tonnes.
The reefs are expected to last up to 100 years and will attract a variety of species to suit a range of fishing techniques and abilities.