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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Oshoro Maru

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Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Japan

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University
Contact: Dr. Takahisa Kimura
Address: Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato Cho
hakodate-Shi, Hokkaid 041 Japan
Telephone: 0138 41-0131
Fax: 0138-43-5015
Year Built: 1983
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 72.85  m
  Breadth: 12.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 5.7  m
  Max. draft: 5  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: 1383  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 510  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 80  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 27  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 11  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 99  m2
  Space for container lab: 1 x 3  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 15000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14.4  kts.
  Endurance: 50  days

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  Officers: 13
  Other crew: 27
  Scientists: 66
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: H.P. 9000: NEC 9800
  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:  3200 at 240rpm
Propeller Diameter:  3   m Max. RPM:   240
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 450/100
     kVA: 1350
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  162  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

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

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 24kHz 75kHz
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 4000  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  3000  m , safe working load:  3  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  8  m  and outboard extension:  6  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  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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