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Oshoro Maru

Ship Name: Oshoro Maru (Japan)                         US NODC Code: 49OS           Ministry of Education

Contact: Dr. Takahisa Kimura
Operator: Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University
         3-1-1 Minato Cho
         Hakodate-Shi,Hokkaid 041  Japan
  Phone: 0138 41-0131
    Fax: 0138-43-5015

Length (M):  72.85       Range (n. mi.):     15000        Crew:           27
Beam (M):    12.60       Endurance (days):      50        Officers:       13
Draft (M):    5.00       Cruise speed (kt):   12.5        Scientists:     66
Gross Tons:   1383       Max. speed (kt):     14.4        Air Cond.:     yes
Power (HP):   3200       Aux. Power (HP):

Main vessel activity
     Oceanography Fisheries
     Year built: 83
     Ocean area where vessel operates: Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Indian Ocean, Eastern
Capacities and working spaces
     Dry cargo holds:                     0m3
     Fuel:                              510m3
     Fresh water:                       363m3
     Wet laboratories (total area):      80m2
     Dry laboratories (total area):      27m2
     Fresh water generator capacity:     11m3
     Freeboard to working deck:         5.7m
     Free working deck area:             99m2
     Space for container laboratory:      1m x     3m
Design Particulars
     Hull materials: Steel
Energy sources
     Main engine(s): number:  1 make: Diesel    model:
     Power (BHP) each main engine:   3200 at    240rpm
     Diameter and max. rpm propeller:      3.000m     240rpm
     Total power auxiliary diesels:      0HP
Electrical systems
     AC Voltage:    450/   100V, total   1350kVA,      3phase,     60Hz
     AC Voltage:      0/     0V, total      0kVA,      0phase,      0Hz
     DC Voltage:     24V, total    162V
     Stabilized system for scientific equipment:    100VAC    240AMP     60Hz
Fixed equipment
     Navigation and communication
     Nav. equip: Radar Loran Decca SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
     Comms: Fax SatCom
     Comm sat:
     Echosounders for scientific research:     24kHz     75kHz
     Sonar: Fisheries
     Provisions for silent ship operation: Silent Ship
     Oceanographic winches:   number:  2
       Steel wire length:         4000m, safe working load:      1tons
       Conducting cable length:   1000m, safe working load:      1tons
       Trawl winch length:        3000m, safe working load:      3tons
       Other, specify:
                   length:           0m, safe working load:      0tons
       Clearance above deck:   0m and outboard extension:   0m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     0tons
       Position: Stern
       Clearance above deck:   8m and outboard extension:   6m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     1tons
     Other winches for instruments or sampling:

Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board
     Computer: H.P. 9000: NEC 9800:
Vessel construction and maintenance supervision
     Construction supervised by:
       Classification Society:
       Others, specify:
Published vessel data
     Magazine: Oceanus                              Issue:            30  Date: 01-jan-1987

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