Ship built by Construcciones Navales Paulino Freire, S.A Shipyard
The RRS Discovery is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art scientific equipment, various lifting and container handling mechanisms etc; It has extensive work decks prepared to house modular laboratories and detachable razors.
It has the capacity to accommodate 28 scientists in individual cabins. The vessel has been designed for cruises around the world with a range of 45 days.
During its design, special emphasis has been placed on respect for the environment in the development of each of its functions.
It has all kinds of laboratories. Among the variety of scientific work that can develop, it is possible to emphasize the possibility of conducting studies in the field of seismography, geological sampling, oceanographic physics, chemistry and the manipulation of large outboard structures.
52 people: 24 crew + 28 scientists
LR + 100 A1, Ice 1D + LMC, UMS, IWS, EP, DP (AM), Research Vessel
Generators 4 x 8L20 x 1,520 kW
2 Azimutales propellers 2,200 kW
1.350 kW AZIMUTAL RETRACTIL HELICE