Yūshin Maru

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Shonan Maru.svg
A render of the Yushin Maru type whale catcher.
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Name: Yūshin Maru
Owner: Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha, Ltd.
Operator: Institute of Cetacean Research
Port of registry: Tokyo, Japan
Builder: Hakata Zosen, Hakata
Launched: November 2000
Identification:IMO number9197181[1]
Call sign: JLZS[2]
MMSI: 431439000[1]
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Whaler
Tonnage: 720 gross tonnage (GT)[2]
749 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 1,933 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 69.61 m (228.4 ft) o/a
Beam: 11.5 m (38 ft) (moulded)
Height: Bow: 6.5 m (21 ft)
Upper bridge: 11.5 m (38 ft)
IO platform: 13.5 m (44 ft)
Barrel: 19.5 m (64 ft)[2]
Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft)
Installed power: 5280 PS / 3900 kW[2]
Propulsion: unknown
Speed: unknown

The Yūshin Maru (勇新丸, Yūshin Maru) is a Japanese-registered whale catcher that undertakes whaling operations in the North Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean. Along with other vessels of the Japanese whaling fleet, its efforts and the ensuing conflict with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have been featured on American television since 2008, in the documentary-style reality series Whale Wars.[3]


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  1. ^ a b "YUSHINMARU: ship particulars". Fleetmon.com. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Matsuoka, K.; Tamura, T.; Mori, M; Isoda, T.; Yoshida, T.; Moriyama, R.; Yamaguchi, F.; Yoshimura, I.; Wada, Atsushi; Nakai, Kazuyoshi; Tsunekawa, Masaomi; Ogawa, Tomoyuki (June 2012). "Cruise Report of the Second Phase of the Japanese Whale Research Program under Special Permit in the Antarctic (JARPAII) in 2011/2012" (PDF). Institute of Cetacean Research. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Whale Wars: About the Series". Animal Planet. Retrieved November 4, 2008.