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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Keiten Maru

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Main Activities
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Range, Speed, Endurance
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Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Japan

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: University of Kagoshimo
Contact: Masatake Higashi
Address: University of Kagoshimo
50-20 Shimoarata 4 Chome
Kagoshima-Shi, 890 Japan
Telephone: 030 0233800
Year Built: 1974
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 61.9  m
  Breadth: 11  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 6.9  m
  Max. draft: 4.51  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Fisheries
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 860  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 338  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 9  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 17  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 215  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 10600  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14.7  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: 9
  Other crew: 17
  Scientists: 38
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  2000 at 600rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.5   m Max. RPM:   270
Total power auxiliary diesels:  995   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/440V
     kVA: 825
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro EMLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 12kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 4000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  3  m , and outboard extension:  1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225