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

The AUV That Helped Find USS Indianapolis

The AUV That Helped Find USS Indianapolis

A team of civilian researchers led Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen have found the wreck of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), lost July 30, 1945.   Aiding Allen’s team in the discovery was a 6,000-meter-rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the REMUS 6000, manufactured by Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid Inc.

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

Both space and ocean exploration can boast world firsts, extreme risks, unknown challenges and mind-boggling discoveries that captivate our imagination and advance our understanding of our world and, fundamentally, of ourselves. So why does space exploration and research capture our collective attention and imagination more than ocean exploration and research?   The answer to this question has

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

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

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.