Training Vessel

Smartness, Quick-witted, Unyielding spirit typical of mariners


kamaruThe Kagoshima-maru travels on the vast seas expanding from Japanese coastal waters to the Equatorial regions of the Western Pacific Ocean for a couple of days to 50 days providing education, practical training including training in navigation and seamanship for undergraduate and graduate students and also engage research projects. The Kagoshima-maru also provides opportunities of at sea training for other universities and graduate schools that do not posses their own training vessels through the Shared-use Program of Educational Facilities. Recent calling ports : Honolulu (USA), Iloilo (Philippines), Bitung (Indonesia), Malakal (Palau), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Busan, Jeju (Korea), Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Takamatsu, Oita, Hakata, Naha, Miyako Is.

Gross tonnage 1284 t (International) Length
66.92 m Breadth 12.10 m
Deprh 7.00 m/ 4.60 m Complement Crew 28P
Professors and students 44P


keitenThe Nansei-maru conducts training and research voyages (ranging from day-trip to seven days) on Kagoshima Bay and coastal waters of Kyushu and Nansei Islands.
Recent calling ports: Yamagawa, Makurazaki, Tanegashima, Yakushima, Takeshima, Iwojima, Kodakarajima, Takarajima, Suwanosejima, Shibushi

Gross tonnage 175 t (Domestic)
Length 41.96 m Breadth 7.50 m Depth 3.30 m
Complement Crew 11P Professors and students 16P

Contents of education and practical training

p1Safety and basic requirement for sea-going practices aimed at first-year students
– Technology for evaluation, sustainable utilization and conservation of marine aquatic resources
– Investigation of biology of marine organism and marine ecology
– Physical oceanography
– Food science of marine resources
– Navigation and seamanship

Teaching Sta

Associate Professor HABANO, Akimasa
AZUMA, Takafumi
Assistant Professor ARITA, Yoichi

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