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Japan Rescue Systems

The Japanese SRS is highly capable system and consists of two Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles each with a dedicated MOSHIP

The system is not air transportable and is limited in area of operations by the speed and range of the MOSHIPs.


MOSHIPS


AS CHIYODA

AS CHIYODA

Figure 1: AS CHIYODA

Dimensions 370.6/57.7/15.1 Feet
Displacement 3650 ton
Main Equipment DSRV

Deep Diving System (DDS)


ASR CHIHAYA

ASR CHIHAYA

ASR CHIHAYA

Figure 2,3: ASR CHIHAYA

Dimensions 419.8/65.6/16.7 feet
Displacement 5400 ton
Main Equipment DSRV

DDS

ROV

The rescue ships are highly capable.  There sea keeping abilities are enhanced by dynamic positioning systems.


DSRV


JMSDF DSRV

JMSDF DSRV

Figure 4: JMSDF DSRV

Commissioned October 1985
Builders Kawasaki Kobe
Displacement 40 ton
Speed 3 Knots  (4 Knots Max but only for 5 mins)
Pilot 2 men
Capacity 12 people
Tools Three TV cameras

Manipulator
Dimensions 12.4 x 3.2 x 4.3m