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Japanese research ship 'Yokosuka'
Ships and Harbours
No: 23565   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 2014   Manufacturer: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan   Country: Japan
Japanese research ship 'Yokosuka'

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology's research/survey ship "Yokosuka" (4,439 tons gross, built 1990 at Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Kobe Shipyard) at her builders for maintenance on 15th January 2014. She usually acts as a support ship for JAMSTEC's submersible research vehicle "Shinkai 6500" (the "6500" representing the maximum operating depth in metres).
Picture added on 17 January 2014 at 11:02
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David, Many thanks. Where is she normally based?

Added by Jacques PETER on 17 January 2014.
Hi, Jaques.
JAMSTEC has an English website at: It doesn't state clearly where their ships are based, but it does show a picture of a quay at their HQ in the ship's namesake port of Yokosuka (not far from Tokyo) so I think that's most likely her base.

Added by David T. Jackson on 18 January 2014.
Hi David, Many thanks and have a wonderful time in Japan. Cheers JP

Added by Jacques PETER on 18 January 2014.
Thanks, Jaques. I looked at some of your photos yesterday & realise I didn't need to tell you where Yokosuka is! Seems you've been there.

Added by David T. Jackson on 19 January 2014.
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