SSTH Ocean Arrow
|Tonnage:||1,687 GT (JG)|
|Length:||72.09 m (236.5 ft) LOA|
|Installed power:||28,000 kW (38,000 hp)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph) (service)
40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph) (max.)
|Range:||950 nautical miles (1,760 km; 1,090 mi)|
SSTH Ocean Arrow is an super slender twin hull (SSTH) car ferry operating in Japan. Prof. Hideaki Miyata at Tokyo University developed the Super Slender Twin Hull, a high speed catamaran hulled boat, as a joint work with IHI Corporation.
Despite their prevalence in Europe, previous attempts to bring a fast ferry to Japan had failed due to wake wash and wave damage in the Japanese coastal areas. In Ireland, in fact, a swimmer was drowned in one instance which was thought to be caused by wake wash from a fast-moving ferry.
- "Information". Kumatomo Ferry Co., Ltd.
- "SSTH passenger car ferry Ocean Arrow" (pdf). IHI Corporation. Archived from the original on 2010-11-17.
- "SSTH passenger car ferry Ocean Arrow" (pdf). IHI Corporation. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
- Itabashi, Masahiro; Michida, Ryoji. "Performance of SSTH-70 after Delivery and Future of SSTH" (pdf). National Maritime Research Institute.
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