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

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The Quest to Find and Explore USS Indianapolis

The Quest to Find and Explore USS Indianapolis

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The AUV That Helped Find USS Indianapolis

The AUV That Helped Find USS Indianapolis

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USS Indianapolis Wreckage Located

USS Indianapolis Wreckage Located

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.   This is a significant discovery considering the depth of the water in which the ship was lost - more than 18,000 feet.

Colombia Moves to Salvage Treasure from Spanish Shipwreck

Colombia Moves to Salvage Treasure from Spanish Shipwreck

Colombia is making progress towards salvaging a Spanish galleon carrying jewels and coins that sank more than 300 years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday after receiving a proposal from an investor to bring it to the surface.   The ship named San Jose, thought by historians to be carrying one of the largest unsalvaged maritime treasures

US Coast Guard Shipwreck Found – 100 Years Later

US Coast Guard Shipwreck Found – 100 Years Later

The shipwreck remains of a historic U.S. Coast Guard cutter have been discovered off of Southern California 100 years after the vessel was lost at sea.   In its heyday, the Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch – commissioned in 1897 as a cruising cutter for the U.S. Treasury’s Revenue Cutter Service, a predecessor of the Coast Guard – saw its share of action

Ocean vs Space: Exploration and the Quest to Inspire the Public

Ocean vs Space: Exploration and the Quest to Inspire the Public

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New Tech Gives Insight to Ocean Color for NASA Satellites

New Tech Gives Insight to Ocean Color for NASA Satellites

Having recently returned to land on board Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) research vessel Falkor, NASA Scientists have made important observations of phytoplankton with new technology to support current and future satellite observations.   A swath of new instruments were debuted during a 25 day expedition across the Pacific exploring a wide variety of oceanic ecosystems.

Missing WW II Bombers Found on the Seafloor

Missing WW II Bombers Found on the Seafloor

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Understanding Legal Liability in a Subchapter M Environment

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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.