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Research Vessel Shinsei Maru

Operating Characteristics | Research Instruments| Research Cruise

Shinsei Maru

The R/V Shinsei Maru is 66 m long and its gross tonnage is 1,635 tons. The vessel is used for relatively short cruises near Japan especially for studies on current state and recovery processes of Tohoku marine ecosystems after the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March, 2011.The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) began operating Shinsei Maru in 2013.

Operating Characteristics


Operating Characteristics
Keel Laid 16 October 2012
Launched 15 February 2013
Completed 30 June 2013
Gross Tonnage 1635 tons
Length (o.a.) 66.00 m
Length (b.p.) 59.90 m
Breadth (mld. ) 13.00 m
Depth (mld.) 6.20 m
Draft (mld.) 4.50 m
Cruising Speed 12.00 knots (13.20knots max)
Complement 41 including 15 Scientists
Propulsion System 5-bladed azimuth propeller, fixed pitch propeller, and propulsion electric motors (1,300kW × 2)

Research Instruments


Research Instruments
Navigation Radar equipment, Electric Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS), Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Wide Area Differential GPS System (WADGPS), ITV equipment and Dynamic Positioning System (DPS)
Deck Gears Coaxial cable winch with 7,000 m of 10 mm φ
CTD winch with 8,000m of 9.53 mm φ
Medium wire winch with 7,000 m of 10 mm φ
Large wire winchi with 10,000 m of 14 mm φ (portable)
Optical fiber composite cable winch with 8,000 m of 17.4 mm φ (portable)
Clean water sampling winch with 6,000 m m of 14 mm φ (portable)
A-shaped starn gantry 5.6 m (W) x 10.0 m (H), 20 tons max. load
Laboratories No.1 Laboratory (meteorological / acoustic exploration)
No.2 Laboratory (dry, semi-dry and wet area)
No.3 Laboratory (dark room)

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