Traning Ship “Oshoro Maru”

1. Field of experiments and traning

Physical Oceanography, Chemistry Ocean, Biological Oceanography, Industrial Engineering, Production System Design, Resource Environmental Science, Satellite Remote Sensing, Hydroacoustic Remote Sensing, etc.

2. Fishing methods

Stern trawling, Longline fishing, Drift gill-net fishing, Squid jigging, etc.

3. Main areas of research

  1. Physical, chemical, biological, and ecological studies of the marine envronment
  2. Fluctuations in sea and fishery conditions, Changes in bioresources, Resource management
  3. Applied physics of fishing-gear, fishing methods, and fishing-gear design
  4. Maneuverability and stability of fishing boats
  5. Ecology of fishes and plankton
  6. Efficiency and safety engineering of fishing machinery
  7. Resource measurement, Hydroacoustic remote sensing
  • Gross Tonnage / 1,396tons (Inter.G.T. 1,792tons) 
  • Stern-Trawler 
  • Main Engine / Diesel-Engine 2,353kw (3,200hp) * 240rpm * 1set 
  • Service speed / 13.4knots 
  • Range / 15,000nautical miles 
  • Complement / 106persons 
  • December, 1983 completion 

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Traning Ship “Ushio Maru”

1. Range of experiments and training

Physical Oceanography, Chemistry Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Industrial Engineering, Production System Design, Production Control, Resource Ecology, etc.

2. Fishing methods

Stern trawling, Longline fishing, Cage fishing, Gill-net fishing, Single-hook fishing, Squid jigging, etc.

3. Main areas of research

  • Physical, chemical, biological, and ecological studies of the marine envronment
  • Fluctuations in sea and fishery conditions, Changes in bioresources, Resource management
  • Physics and ecology of fishing gear, fishing methods, fishing-gear design
  • Maneuverability and stability of fishing boats
  • Human engineering concerning the safety and efficiency of work aboard fishing boats
  • Efficiency and safety engineering of fishing machinery
  • Hydroacoustic remote sensing
  • Gross Tonnage / 179tons (Inter.G.T. 286tons) 
  • Long Forecastle Type 
  • Main Engine / Diesel-Engine 809kw (1,100hp) * 800rpm * 1set 
  • Service speed / 11.0knots 
  • Range / 2,200nautical miles 
  • Complement / 33persons 
  • September, 1992 completion (March, 2002 modified) 

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