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The Shinyo Maru was a ship of unknown class privately-owned by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. It was the vessel that rediscovered the Derelict Ship on Acheron (LV-426) following the disastrous mission to Hadley's Hope in 2179.


At some point following the disastrous USCM mission to Hadley's Hope, the Shinyo Maru was covertly dispatched to LV-426 by Weyland-Yutani to investigate, operating under the command of Seiji Tanaka.[2] Upon reaching the moon, Tanaka's team quickly located the Derelict and discovered that the ship was largely intact, despite the explosion of the Atmosphere Processor at the nearby colony.


  • The Shinyo Maru shares its name with the SS Shinyo Maru, a Japanese cargo steamer from World War II notable as the site of a massacre in which almost 687 America prisoners of war were killed by their Japanese captors.