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Marc Pingoud
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« 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
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« Reply #1 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". Smiley

For hiragana letters, try this:

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

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 08:43:10 am »

That's really useful, Vlad
I've made this one "sticky" so it is always handy
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« Reply #3 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)  Smiley
But I think, the decryption of the enigma was easier  Wink
I'm working on - your links are very usefull and really helps, but I may need some exercise... as usual Wink

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  Cool  like Nirara****Huh

I go on working ;-)
Many thanks again

Regards from Switzerland.. Marc



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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 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?
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 12:19:00 am »

Hi Marc,

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

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? Wink ) is "Tenyuu 2", but AIS shows "Tenyu 2".

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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 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:

Any idea?

2. A-???-HI


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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 09:25:43 pm »

Hi Marc,

1. KORYU-MARU

2. ASAHI

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« Reply #10 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 ;-)

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2018, 08:33:07 pm »

Hi Marc,

You are right. "KOURYU MARU" is correct.

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« Reply #12 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






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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2018, 12:13:43 am »

It's the "Hakone Maru", Marc. Smiley

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« Reply #14 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..


2. "unknown5" - no chance...


3. "Jiyubiri 1" - maybe, but on the boat is an ensign with the letters "Jubiles"


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

Thanks and regards - Marc

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