Deepwater Discovery

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Name: Deepwater Discovery
Owner: Transocean
Operator: Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
Port of registry: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Builder: Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
Geoje, South Korea
Laid down: 27 August 1999
Acquired: 25 July 2000
Identification: ABS class no.:0039079
Call sign: YJVY6
DNV ID: 24036
IMO number: 9203679
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: American Bureau of Shipping
A1, drilling unit, MODU
Tonnage: 59,632 GRT
98,000 DWT
Length: 230.48 m (756.2 ft)
Beam: 42 m (138 ft)
Draught: 19 m (62 ft)
Depth: 19 m (62 ft)
Installed power: 4 x Wartsila 8L46B diesel electric engine rated at 7.8 mW(10,460 hp ea.); 2 x Wartsila 6L46B (7,845 hp ea.) diesel gensets
Propulsion: 6 x Aquamaster Azimuth type thrusters, 5500KW
Capacity: Cargo ballast: 81,085 m3 (2,863,500 cu ft)
Cargo oil: 14,420 m3 (509,000 cu ft)
Freshwater: 1,617 m3 (57,100 cu ft)
Fuel oil: 5,378 m3 (189,900 cu ft)
Hold: 81,085 m3 (2,863,500 cu ft)
Crew: ~ 140
Notes: [2]

Deepwater Discovery is a Samsung/Reading & Bates designed, fifth generation, deepwater dynamic positioning Vanuatu-flagged drillship owned and operated by Transocean. The vessel is capable of drilling in water depths up to 3,049 m (10,000 ft) using an 18.75 in (47.6 cm), 15,000 psi blowout preventer (BOP), and a 21 in (53 cm) outside diameter (OD) marine riser.[3]

From 2000 to 2009 the vessel flew the flag of convenience of Panama.[1]


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