Photo of Kojima
Cadets get trained on the domestic seas in the 3rd through 4th years of regular course in order to put into practice the knowledge and skills learned at classes. While in the postgraduate course they experience an ocean voyage practice (around the world) for about three and a half months to acquire further expertise in the handling of ships, in which they get used to ocean cruising through the repetition of various trainings, and acquire international viewpoints necessary for leading coast guard officers.
Principal Specifications of Training Ship "KOJIMA"
Gross tonnage: 3,000 tons
Length overall: 115 m
Breadth: 14 m
Draft: 7 m
Main engines: Diesel 4,000 HP x 2
Speed: about 20 knots
Range miles: about 8,400 nautical miles
Sea Routes
The 3rd year of Regular Course: The Inland Sea, Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu, Southwest Islands coasts and adjacent seas.
The 4th year of Regular Course: The Inland Sea, Southeast coasts of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu coasts and adjacent seas.
Postgraduate: Ocean voyage (around the world).