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Shinkai 6500 (Japan)
Owner: Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC), Japan
Commissioning: 1989
Length: 9,5 meters
Width: 2,7 meters
Height: 3,2 meters
Weight in Air: 25,8 tons
Maximum operation depth: 6.500 meters
Crew: 3 (2 pilots and 1 researcher)
Pressure hull: ƒÓ2.0m
Normal dive duration: 9 hours
Life support duration: 129 hours
Payload: 200 kg (in air)
Max.speed: 2,5 knots
Observation instruments: 2 CCD color TV cameras
1 CTD (conductivity, temperature and depths sensor)
1 still camera
1 seawater thermometer
Other navigation devices
Operating devices: 2 manipulators (degree of freedom 7)
2 mobile sample baskets
Mother Ship: R/V Yokosuka
Home port: Yokosuka, Japan


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