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DISCOVERY COAST
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Built in 2012, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #433) as the Discovery Coast for the Dann Marine Towing Company of Chesapeake City, Maryland.

Designed by Naval Architect, Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana for the Dann Marine Towing Company . She was the second of a series of two sea going vessels, that where also outfitted for inland pushing.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, 79(in) by 76(in), Hung Shen, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in Rice kort nozzles. With triple vane rudders, for a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 72,000 gallons of fuel oil, 750 gallons of lube oil, 500 gallons of waste oil, and 18,800 gallons of potable water.

The tug's towing equipment consists of a single drum, INTERcon SD175, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire. Her hull is outfitted with two Push Knees that stand 25(ft) above the water line. On the bow, she is fitted with two 60 ton, Nabrico push winches.


  • Vessel Name: DISCOVERY COAST
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1237998
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9655406
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG2458
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 433
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 95.9
  • Hailing Port: CHESAPEAKE CITY, MD.
  • Hull Depth: 14
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 178
  • Net Tonnage: 121
  • Owner:
    M/V DISCOVERY COAST LC
    299 BOAT YARD ROAD PO BOX 250
    CHESAPEAKE CITY, MD 21915
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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