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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/14/2005
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: JLPT
Owner: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Operator: Hydropraphic and Oceanographic Department, JCG
Contact: S/V Operation Office
Address: S/V Operation Office,
Hydrographic and Oceanographic Information Department, JCG
5-3-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3541-3685
Fax: +81-3-3248-1250
Year Built: 1998
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 98  m
  Breadth: 15.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 7.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: earthquake prediction, volcanic activity and marine environment
  Operating Area: Northwest Pcific Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 3128  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 734  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
296  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 15  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: no
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: no  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 17  kts.
  Max. Speed: 20  kts.
  Endurance: 50  days

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  Officers: 23
  Other crew: 11
  Scientists: 36
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: yes
  Printing/Plotting: yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: CTD SBE911Plus (a salino-thermo-depthmeter)
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: yes
  CTD Transmissivity: no
  CTD Fluormeter: no
  CTD Rosette: yes

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: yes
  Box Corer: yes
  Gravity Corer: yes
  Piston Corer: yes
  Multi Corer: no

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: no
  ROVs: Mambou II (remote control survey boat)
  AUVs: no
  Submersibles: no

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: no

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  Diesel-electric
Power (BHP) each engine:  2 diesels, 8100ps; 2 motors, 4200kW
Propeller Diameter:  2.6   m Max. RPM:   275
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



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 SatNav Gyro Loran
  Communications Equipment: SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: yes
  GPS: Hybrid positioning system

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: ATALS.DESO-15, 210 and 33Khz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: yes
  Side Scanning: deep sea Side Scan Sonnar for Deep Sea "ANKOU"
  Multibeam: Narrow Multibeam Echo Sounder
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: yes (a tachometry)
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 5  
    Steel Wire Length: 12000  m,  safe working load:  8  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  300  m , safe working load:  0.36  tons
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.9  tons

  Other:   Winch for Armered Cable connected CTD

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd.
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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