This is the interior of the Kinyo Maru, 12,000 tons, which was recently built as a "floating fish powder manufacturing plant".
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Background: This is the interior of the Kinyo Maru, 12,000 tons, which was recently built as a "floating fish powder manufacturing plant".
The ship is the largest of its kind in Japan and is equipped with all kinds of machines which are operated for the manufacture of fish oil and fish powder for fertilizer purposes.
The ship was opened to various Japanese authorities concerned at Yokohama Port June 4 before she sailed for the Bering Sea.
All operations in this floating plant are consistently made by machines imported from West Germany.
Fish carried into the ship by barges is cut into pieces on the front deck (bow) and then sent into inside of the ship where oil is pressed out and meat and bones are ground into powder, dried up and packed by a conveyer system.
The floating plant is capable of turning out 600 tons of fish powder in a day. The powder is mostly for fertilizer purposes and will be exported to earn foreign currencies for Japan.