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Title: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 11, 2018, 09:48:57 pm
Dear colleagues,
I just came back from a (short) trip to Japan. I have a set of ship photos, which I have no chance to identify by the visible ship name. They are in Japanese signs... ;-)

I'm sure there is a colleague from Japan who can help my by identifying the ships and support my by posting my photos with the correct name.

Example: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2934548

Looking forward for any support - No IMO and no MMSI can be seen on the photos
;-)

Kind regards from Switzerland
Marc


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: lappino on November 12, 2018, 12:15:42 am
Hi Marc,

Just post them here, I am sure that there will be people willing to help. I've "identified" the one you linked in your post, btw.

If you have a name written in "proper" Japanese characters (kanji), and not the "letters" (hiragana or katakana, which are much easier to decypher!), you could try this site:

https://kanji.sljfaq.org/

You can draw the character there as you see it (just make sure you tick the "ignore stroke order"), and then paste the result in google. This is how I deal with the identification of Japanese kanji names; this is how I got the "Kamikawa Maru". :)

For hiragana letters, try this:

https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/hiragana.htm

Cheers

Vlad


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: davidships on November 12, 2018, 08:43:10 am
That's really useful, Vlad
I've made this one "sticky" so it is always handy


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 12, 2018, 08:18:00 pm
Thanks Vlad
That's cool - I'm feeling like beeing an agent during my youth (Marc... agent 006)  :)
But I think, the decryption of the enigma was easier  ;)
I'm working on - your links are very usefull and really helps, but I may need some exercise... as usual ;)

Well, I think the first picture means - from a logical point of view, "Japanese Coast Guard"... but the second one may should be her name...

it looks so easy  8)  like Nirara****???

I go on working ;-)
Many thanks again

Regards from Switzerland.. Marc





Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: MS3866 on November 12, 2018, 09:21:27 pm
Hello Marc,

It is ineresting to know there are useful tools for non-Japanese.
By the way, the second one reads "KOUUN".
It measns "port harbour" in Japanese.

Best regards,
MS3866


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 13, 2018, 10:54:29 pm
Many thanks MS3866,
"KOUUN" is a match! - I just posted the photo - but still no IMO or MMSI.

The next vessel I tried to identify, seems to be in the same dialect "Hiragana" (or how this is called?)
My analysis shows TE.N.YU.U - TENYUU ??
What do you think?
Kind regards, Marc

(http://)


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: lappino on November 14, 2018, 12:19:00 am
Hi Marc,

In this case, a photo of the entire vessel would also help. :)

Now, there's a question of the name (which is correct as you put it, TENYUU), but there's also the way this name is entered in AIS. And Japanese names are often entered in AIS without double letters (Osaka, for instance, although the correct way would be OOsaka).

So, here's the same situation: the name of this small pusher tug (right? ;) ) is "Tenyuu 2", but AIS shows "Tenyu 2".

Cheers

Vlad


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 14, 2018, 10:26:03 pm
Hi Vlad - Thanks
I just posted my picture of the TENYUU...
Please help me, if you have some additionaly information to zhe foto

Details here:
 "http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2935777"

Kind regards from Switzerland - Marc


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 22, 2018, 08:28:58 pm
Dear colleagues
I need some support again for vessel, which I don't manage to identify myself properly:

1. SEI-??? MARU:
(http://)
Any idea?

2. A-???-HI
(http://)

Thanks in advance
Regards
Marc


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: MS3866 on November 22, 2018, 09:25:43 pm
Hi Marc,

1. KORYU-MARU

2. ASAHI

Best regards,
MS3866


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 23, 2018, 07:37:04 pm
Many thanks, MS3866

1. Is "KOURYU MARU" an option too? I made screenshot on MT from a AIS signal, which I did not remember, to which photo it will belong ... MMSI: 431009298
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2939316

2. Asahi: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2939308

Thanks again...
More will follow ;-)

Regards from Switzerland
Marc


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: MS3866 on November 23, 2018, 08:33:07 pm
Hi Marc,

You are right. "KOURYU MARU" is correct.

Best regards,
MS3866


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 24, 2018, 08:54:39 pm
Hi
I just posted a photo of an inland vessel on the lake Ashi in Japan - The name may could be: ASHINO NO MARU, but I'm not sure at all
This is the ship: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2939685
This the signs... - Thanks in advance - Marc
(http://)







Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: lappino on November 25, 2018, 12:13:43 am
It's the "Hakone Maru", Marc. :)

Cheers

Vlad


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on November 30, 2018, 07:21:33 pm
Thanks Vlad and MS3866

Well, here is another set of ship names, which I can't identify by your links... Sorry
Thanks for your support in advance:

1. "XYZ Maru" - no result..
(http://)

2. "unknown5" - no chance...
(http://)

3. "Jiyubiri 1" - maybe, but on the boat is an ensign with the letters "Jubiles"
(http://)

4. "A-shi-no-ko MARU" - My result - Is that correct?
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2941483

Thanks and regards - Marc



Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: lappino on December 04, 2018, 12:25:37 am
Number 2 is "Shintokyo Maru" (新東京丸 - note that it's written right to left on your photo!), IMO No. 8351261, I will check the other ones soon.

Cheers

Vlad


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: lappino on December 04, 2018, 04:08:08 am
No. 3 is indeed "Jubilee", IMO No. 9038256.

No. 4 is the "Ashinoko Maru", you got it right.

Cheers

Vlad


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on December 04, 2018, 06:35:34 pm
Many Thanks, Vlad!
I will have some more ;-)
Kind regards - Marc


Title: New Try...
Post by: Marc Pingoud on December 08, 2018, 07:32:41 pm
Well I have some unknown ships left:

1. RIGERU: Is this the right translation?
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2944028

2. Unknown MARU: signs seems to be easy...
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2943446

3. Unknown Fishing vessel: See Picture "Fischer"

4. Can the name "City of Kobe" match?

Thanks in advance and have a nice weekend - Marc



Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: davidships on December 09, 2018, 02:14:23 am
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2943446
For the second one (XYZ) I tried the writing tool also, but couldn't get anything for the fourth character.  But the others would seem to indicate that is is DAI---- MARU No.2.
But that hasn't led me anywhere.

The only candidates I can find currently on Japanese register:
DAIETSU MARU No.2 (IMO 8923909) 第二大越丸
https://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/italy_maruii/GALLERY/show_image.html?id=71565478&no=1

DAIFUKU MARU No.2 (IMO 9140231) 第二大福丸
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/photos/of/ships/shipid:881519/#forward


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: lappino on December 09, 2018, 01:17:27 pm
Hi Marc,

Your "City of Kobe" photo belongs to the "Kikusui", MMSI 431005194.

Cheers

Vlad


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on December 10, 2018, 08:03:55 pm
Thanks Vlad - That's it!

@ David - Thanks for trying, but I think both of them don't have the same shape? - I will try further on!

Kind regards Marc


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: davidships on December 10, 2018, 09:18:38 pm
I agree - I was trying to show that "DAI" was probably right, but indeed neither of these two.

Any other pics, particularly showing the stern?


Title: Re: Japanese Ship Names
Post by: Marc Pingoud on December 10, 2018, 09:41:23 pm
No David - unfortnately no one of the stern, but only this one: A Part of the name - the number 801 and on the top you can see, that the a plat with the (former?) name has been removed...

Good Luck ;-)