DISCOVERY II

  • General
    • Vessel Name : DISCOVERY II
    • Operator : ALASKA RIVERWAYS
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 225
  • Location
    • City : FAIRBANKS
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 97
    • Passenger Capacity : 350
  • Size
    • Register length : 94 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 29 Feet
    • Overall Length : 112 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 29 Feet
    • Load draft : 3 Feet
    • Light Draft : 2.5 Feet
    • Height : 33 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1953
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 271285

ALASKA RIVERWAYS

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

DISCOVERY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

DISCOVERY III

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

News

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

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

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

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.

Great Ships of 2016: Sunray

Great Ships of 2016: Sunray

Since it started publishing in 1939, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News has recognized excellence in ship construction. This year 18 ships in total were honored, including many “world firsts.”   Sunray - First of Two Dual Class Tankers for TEN Builder: SungDong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. Owner: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.

Australian LNG-fueled RO/RO Enters Service

Australian LNG-fueled RO/RO Enters Service

A brand new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled roll-on-roll-off freight vessel, Searoad Mersey II, has commenced service from its home port Devonport, in northern Tasmania, Australia.   Touted by Bass Strait shipping and logistics firm SeaRoad as the “cleanest, greenest freight ship ever to trade in Australian waters”

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.