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Operating and managing the deep-sea research vessel Kairei

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  The deep-sea research vessel Kairei is a state-of-the-art vessel whose features include support for the 7,000-meter-class remotely operated vehicle Kaiko 7000Ⅱ, a multichannel seismic (MCS) reflection survey system, and a multi-narrow beam echo sounder.
The Kairei's achievements to date include the discovery of hydrothermal activities and ecosystems in the Indian Ocean and, with the help of the Kaiko, many deep-sea explorations in the Mariana Trench, the world's deepest.
Nippon Marine Enterprises was commissioned to operate and manage the Kairei in 2000.

Deep-sea research vessel Kairei Deep-sea research vessel Kairei
Deep-sea research vessel Kairei Deep-sea research vessel Kairei
Deep-sea research vessel Kairei Deep-sea research vessel Kairei

Overall length: 105.2 m
Beam: 16.0 m
Height: 7.3 m
Draft: 4.5 m
Gross tonnage: 4,628 tons
Cruising speed: Approximately 16 knots
Range: Approximately 9,600 miles
Accommodation: 60 (29 crew and 31 researchers)
Completion: 1997
Port of registry: Yokosuka
Building dock: Sakaide factory of Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation

Click here to see a photo gallery of the deep-sea research vessel Kairei.
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