DISCOVERY III

  • General
    • Vessel Name : DISCOVERY III
    • Operator : ALASKA RIVERWAYS
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1100
  • Location
    • City : FAIRBANKS
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 97
    • Passenger Capacity : 900
  • Size
    • Register length : 132 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 34 Feet
    • Overall Length : 156 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 34 Feet
    • Load draft : 4 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3 Feet
    • Height : 42 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1987
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 913295

ALASKA RIVERWAYS

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

DISCOVERY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

DISCOVERY II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

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Ocean Mapping: Fugro Partner with Shell on X-Prize

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US Navy to Commission Submarine Illinois

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Polaris: World´s First LNG-Powered Icebreaker Delivered

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Focus on Safety, Future Drive Operator Success

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

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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.

Rolls-Royce Unveils MTU Gas Marine Engine

Rolls-Royce Unveils MTU Gas Marine Engine

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The oil discoveries are down 47% y-o-y on an annualised basis so far in 2016, global rig utilisation has dropped 22 percentage points to 73% in two years, and 29% of seismic units are inactive, says Clarksons Research.    As a result of weaker oil prices and E&P spending cuts, offshore exploration is severely challenged.