Tuesday, September 7, 2010

R/V Yokosuka

Today we loaded our gear on board the research vessel R/V Yokosuka. Yokosuka is the mother ship for the deep-diving submersible Shinkai 6500. The ship and sub are operated by JAMSTEC (http://www.jamstec.go.jp ). Yokosuka is a large research vessel, about 100 m in length, and holds a crew of about 30, plus 13 members of the Shinkai operations team and 15 scientists.

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