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Japan Coast Guard Shiogama Boat Ride and Rescue Demonstration

This past Saturday, October 8th, the Japan Coast Guard hosted an event where the general public could ride and tour one of their patrol vessels, Zaou. When in normal operation, this boat holds a maximum of 55 passengers and a mid-sized 8 person search and rescue helicopter. The boat itself is about 100 m/300 ft long and hosts a maintenance hangar for the helicopter. All the necessities for daily living can be found on the boat.
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