Bass Strait


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Bass Strait

(băs), channel, 80 to 150 mi (129–241 km) wide, between Tasmania and Victoria, SE Australia, connecting the Indian Ocean and Tasman Sea; Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne are on the northwest coast. Bass Strait is an important fishing area. The exploration of the strait by Englishman George Bass in 1798 proved that Tasmania was not a part of the Australian continent.

Bass Strait

a channel between mainland Australia and Tasmania, linking the Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea
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The incident happened on November 8 last year and the pilot was the only person aboard the twin-propeller plane flying from Devonport city in Tasmania to King Island in Bass Strait. The report said that after leaving Devonport, the Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain aircraft operated by Vortex Air, reached an altitude of 6000 feet while the pilot dozed off.
After a fortnight at sea, the ship was approaching Bass Strait but its northern shore was invisible because of the squally weather.
He said that it seemed probable that the altered conditions which now exist could be traced to the breaking-down of the land-bridge which once existed between Australia and Tasmania and the probable change in the ocean currents which followed the formation of Bass Strait. The chairman said the thanks of the Club were due to the author for his very interesting and instructive paper.
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The condensate is produced as a part of the gas that is produced from the Bass Strait fields.
- Mounted litigation against Bass Strait Oil Company Ltd to protect OBL's position.
It is near the Bass Strait oilfields where BHP Billiton, ExxonMobil and other major oil and gas firms are searching for more of the precious resource.
The Mark Richards-skippered 100-footer completed the gruelling race, which takes crews across the notorious Bass Strait, in one day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds for its sixth victory.
Head brewer at Railton's Seven Sheds Brewery Willie Simpson sent barrels of beer back and forth across Bass Strait for about 10,000km (a total of 23 voyages) to give them "long voyage" feel.
The principal producing assets include Tui oil fields located in offshore Taranaki basin, New Zealand, BassGas project in offshore Bass Strait, Tasmania, Cliff Head oil field located in offshore Perth basin, Western Australia, Casino gas field in offshore Otway basin, Victoria, onshore Perth Basin interests in Western Australia, Ande Ande Lumut oil field and Anambas gas field in Indonesia, and onshore the United States shale gas property located in Texas.
HOBART v MELBOURNE S 8am HOBART HURRICANES should be backed at 4-5 to bounce back from a shock first Big Bash loss of the campaign on Friday when the Melbourne Stars make the short hop over the Bass Strait to Tasmania today, writes Max Oram.
Boyce sets the scene for this land rush with a series of chapters on London, Sydney, Van Diemen's Land, Bass Strait and the Yarra in 1835, then goes on to describe the first year of the settlement and the 'explosive growth' which ensued.