DISCOVERY

  • General
    • Vessel Name : DISCOVERY
    • Operator : ALASKA RIVERWAYS
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 185
  • Location
    • City : FAIRBANKS
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 28
    • Passenger Capacity : 150
  • Size
    • Register length : 64.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 24 Feet
    • Overall Length : 81 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 24 Feet
    • Load draft : 2.1 Feet
    • Light Draft : 1.8 Feet
    • Height : 19 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1955
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 270661

ALASKA RIVERWAYS

  • Area of Operation : CHENA AND TANANA RIVERS - FAIRBANKS, AK
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

DISCOVERY II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

DISCOVERY III

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

News

Missing WW II Bombers Found on the Seafloor

Missing WW II Bombers Found on the Seafloor

Latest discovery follows successful identification and documentation of five missing World War II aircraft in 2016   Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover—a collaborative team of marine scientists

Updated Forecast: Floating Production System Orders

Updated Forecast: Floating Production System Orders

World Energy Reports has released its midterm five year forecast of production floater orders. The forecast, detailed in the March 2017 WER report, reflects positive and negative developments in underlying business drivers since WER’s five year forecast last October.   Positive developments Likelihood that the November U.S. election results will accelerate U.S.

Understanding Legal Liability in a Subchapter M Environment

Understanding Legal Liability in a Subchapter M Environment

There is more to SubM than just attention to safety. Protect yourself accordingly.   In today’s environment, safety management systems for brown water marine operators are standard industry practice, whether they come in the form of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) or the Tanker Safety Management Assessment (TSMA) framework developed by the Oil Companies

Uncharted Depths: Exploring the Marianas with SuBastian

Uncharted Depths: Exploring the Marianas with SuBastian

A crescent shaped scar on the earth’s crust marks the location of the deepest known part of the world’s ocean.    With some areas reaching depths more than 36,000 feet, scientists rely on a range of pioneering deep-sea technologies to survey the unexplored regions of the Mariana Trench.

Researchers to Explore Subsea Mountains in the Pacific

Researchers to Explore Subsea Mountains in the Pacific

Exploring the ocean depths is no easy feat, but engineers and videographers at the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) are used to working in extreme environments. The GFOE has undertaken its first cruise of 2017, which set sail Feb. 16-, and runs through March 2, in support of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) American Samoa seamounts expedition.

Ocean Mapping: Fugro Partner with Shell on X-Prize

Ocean Mapping: Fugro Partner with Shell on X-Prize

Fugro will partner with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to support first round testing of the global, three-year competition, which incentivizes development of rapid, unmanned and high resolution ocean mapping technologies.   Fugro’s role is to provide high resolution deepwater baseline bathymetry data over a 500 sq. km competition area. The company has recently collected more than 1 million sq.

All Hands on Deck: ROVs and AUVs Aid Search for Franklin

All Hands on Deck: ROVs and AUVs Aid Search for Franklin

Marine and subsea unmanned vehicle technology is playing an increasingly greater role in underwater archaeology, including the search for the historic shipwreck Franklin.   For centuries, the ever-changing sea ice of the Northwest Passage made the route through the Arctic Ocean unpredictable and, on occasions, virtually impassable.

View from the Top: Dr. James Delgado, NOAA Director of Maritime Heritage

View from the Top: Dr. James Delgado, NOAA Director of Maritime Heritage

Nearly a century ago, Lieutenant Ernest Larkin Jones was lost at sea. For decades, his surviving descendants, and the families of the other 55 seamen aboard the USS Conestoga had no idea what had happened to their loved ones. The ship that had left Mare Island, near San Francisco Bay on March 25, 1921 bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii had vanished without a trace.   Fast forward to March 23, 2016.

Researchers to Visit ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

Researchers to Visit ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

Researchers from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners are set to visit what remains of two ships—a German U-boat and a Nicaraguan freighter – which sank off Cape Hatteras during World War II’s “Battle of the Atlantic,” which pitted the U-boats of the German navy against combined Canadian, British, and American forces defending Allied merchant ships.

When It Comes to Inspiring Innovation, 'X' Marks the Spot

When It Comes to Inspiring Innovation, 'X' Marks the Spot

The XPrize is seeking to incentivize innovation to spur a new era of ocean discovery, as Jyotika I. Virmani, Ph.D. explains.   We are living in an age of rapid innovation. Over the past 150,000 years we have evolved primarily in a local and linear world where most of our activities happened within a day’s walk. Life was relatively constant, millennium to millennium.

Europa Acquires Shale Petroleum

Europa Acquires Shale Petroleum

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM listed oil and gas exploration, development and production company focused on Europe has completed the acquisition of Shale Petroleum (UK) Limited for a nominal consideration of £1.  As consequence of this acquisition Europa has increased its equity interest in PEDL299 and PEDL343 exploration licences awarded in the 14th UK Landward Licensing Round to 33.

Saudi Arabia's Oil Reserves: How Big Are They Really? Kemp

"How much oil lies beneath the desert sands of Saudi Arabia and how long will it last before running out?" is a question that has intrigued and confounded oil experts for five decades.   The kingdom has proven reserves of 266 billion barrels according to government estimates submitted to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ("Annual Statistical Bulletin", OPEC, 2015).