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DISCOVERY COAST
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2012, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana as the Discovery Coast for Dann Marine Towing of Chesapeake City, Maryland.

Designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates, she is a single chine hull with two push knees, she is also equipped to tow from the stern.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines, with Reintjes reduction gears at a ratio of 6:1, with shaft brakes. Turning two Hung Shen propellers, mounted in Rice kort nozzles, with triple vane rudders for a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two Caterpillar diesel generators. The tug's capacities are 72,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 18,800 gallons of potable water.

The tug's towing equipment consists of an INTERcon SD175 single drum, 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, led through two Nabrico deck sheaves.


  • Vessel Name: DISCOVERY COAST
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9655406
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG2458
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • 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