In recent years a series of collisions between large marine life and high-speed hydrofoil boats have occurred and have continued to trouble transport officials. The laboratory for cetacean (whales and dolphins) biology at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, based on the working group of the Committee for considering safety measures for super high-speed vessels, which was established by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, conducts research for avoiding collisions by seeking the cooperation of shipbuilding, maintenance, and operating companies.
Selected Papers No.13

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