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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Shunyo Maru

Last Updated - 2/16/2005
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: 8JIF
Owner: National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (NRIFSF)
Operator: National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (NRIFSF)
Address: 7-1, Orido 5 Chome
Shimizu-Shi, Shizuoka, 424-8633
Telephone: +81-543-36-6000
Fax: +81-543-35-9642
Year Built: 1973
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 47.8  m
  Breadth: 11.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 4.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography and Fish stock investigation
  Operating Area: North Pacific
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 396  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 300.33  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 25  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 21  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
57.82  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 5  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 52  m2
  Space for container lab: None  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: None  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6600  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: 13  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 29
  Scientists: Unknown
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Yes
  Printing/Plotting: Yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: SBE 911 plus
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: SBE
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: GO

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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:  2   make:  Niigata Tekko 6MG28HX
Power (BHP) each engine:  1471kW x 750min-1
Propeller Diameter:  2.7   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/450V 0/450V
     kVA: 300/250
    Phases: 3/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: GPS LORAN-C
  Communications Equipment: MF/HF radio
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat-B&C

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 38kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RD
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 4  
    Steel Wire Length: 7000  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   For Bt

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Niigata Tekko
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Nat. Shipping Inspection
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