KDDI OCEAN LINK

The KDDI OCEAN LINK(KOL), the high-tech cable ship interconnecting countries in the world by submarine cables, went into service in 1992 for optical submarine cable's laying, burial, repair and maintenance. The ship is equipped with the latest cable handling equipment and various high tech equipment which increases the safety and efficiency of cable laying work, and is actively operated for new international communication networks.

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Features of the KDDI OCEAN LINK

  • Is equipped with two units of 4-blade controllable pitch propeller(c.p.p.) as the main propulsion, together with two bow thrusters and one stern thruster, and realizes the high performance dynamic positioning capability.
  • As one whole deck is used for the working areas such as the bow deck, working deck and stern deck, the wide working space is kept.
  • Is equipped with two drum cable engines at the bow side and one linear cable engine at the stern side, and can cope with wide range of constructions including cable repair, recovery and high speed laying.

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Specifications of the KDDI OCEAN LINK

Owner
Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd. (KCS)
Builder
Shimonoseki Shipyard and Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Keel laid
March 28, 1991
Launched
August 1, 1991
Completed
February 28, 1992
Flag
Japan
Classification
NK NS*(CL),MNS*, M0,
Overall length
133.16m
Breadth
19.6m
Depth
11.6m(from cable handling deck to bottom)
Gross tonnage
9,510t
Design draft
7.4m
Dead weight
approx. 6,270t
Cable tank capacity
2,300m³ (Total of 3 main tanks)
Main engine M.C.R.
2,200PS x 720/120rpm x 4units
Main propellers
4-blade c.p.p. x 2units
Main generators
800kw x 2units
Aux. generators
1,760kw x 2units
Bow thrusters
Elect. c.p.p. 920kw x 2units
Stern thrusters
Elect. c.p.p. 920kw x 1unit
Dynamic positioning system
1unit(Kongsberg Maritime)
Communication equipment
INMARSAT B , INMARSAT F , VSAT for marine vessel , Satellite telephone
Service speed
15 knots (approx. 28km/h)
Continuous service distance
approx. 10,000nm(approx. 18,520km)
Cable handling equipment
Drum cable engine : EL-HY drum type x 2units
Linear cable engine : EL-HY tire type x 1unit
Anti-rolling tank
1unit
Deck crane(EL-HY)
2units
Complement
85 persons