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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: JBBC
Owner: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Operator: Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, JCG
Address: S/V Operation Office,
Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, JCG
5-3-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Telephone: +81-335-413-685
Fax: +81-332-481-250
Year Built: 1986
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 56  m
  Breadth: 9.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography, Geology, Hydrography
  Operating Area: Northwest Pacific Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 430  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 99.8  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
95.8  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: no
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: no  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: no  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5400  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: 18
  Other crew: 7
  Scientists: 12
  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: SBE-19; Self recording type
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: no
  CTD Transmissivity: no
  CTD Fluormeter: no
  CTD Rosette: no

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Coring Specifications:

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

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: no
  ROVs: no
  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:  MH23F diesels
Power (BHP) each engine:  1300 ps
Propeller Diameter:  1.6   m Max. RPM:   420
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: yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: ATLAS.DESO-20, 210 and 33Khz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: yes
  Side Scanning: no
  Multibeam: Narrow multi-beam echo sounder
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 6000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    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:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.5  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Sumitomo
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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