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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 6/1/2017
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: JNSR
Owner: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Operator: Nippon Marine Enterprises, Ltd
Address: 13-8 Kamiookanishi 1-chome,
Yokohama, 233-0002, Japan
Telephone: +81-45-849-6630
Fax: +81-45-849-6660
Year Built: 1969
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 128.58  m
  Breadth: 19  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 6.9  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Thermal and material cycle of the ocean and atmosphere, Ocean Ecosystem, Seafloor Dynamics
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 8706  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 16  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 34
  Scientists: 46
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Sea-Bird Electronics: SBE911 Plus/Carousel 12 X 12L bottles, Sea-Bird Electronics: SBE911 Plus/Carousel 24 X 30L bottles, Sea-Bird Electronics: SBE911 Plus/Carousel 36 X 12L bottles
  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: yes
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: yes
  Piston Corer: 20 ml piston corer (for 10,000 m depth)
  Multi Corer: yes (3)

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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:

ice strengthened
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: yes
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  4   make:  Unknown
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
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: Joystick control system, Radio navigation system, Hydroacoustic navigation system: Oki Elctric Industry Co
  Communications Equipment: Radio, Network server,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Satellite data receiver systems (NOAA, GMS, etc.)
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Multi-narrow beam echo sounder: Sea Beam 2112.004
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Multi narrow-beam sounder
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RD-10203075 vessel mount 75
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   (7) Survey Winches and (3) Traction Winches

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225