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World Discoverer

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Registry #1 7349053 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1974 BEWA Discoverer Name 5
Name 2 1976 World Discoverer Name 6
Name 3 1987 Society Expedition Name 7
Name 4 1990 World Discoverer Name 8
Year Built 1974 Place Bremerhaven Area Country Germany
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 287.1' x 49.6' x 14'
Builder Schichau Unterweser Measurement (metric) 87.51m x 4.4m x
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 3724 Type 1 Passenger Vessel
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine Twin MAK 8M452AK Diesel engines Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1996 she had a major refit. Call Sign ELDU3
Pendant  # Masters Captain Heinze Aye (1985); Captain Oliver Kruess (2000);
She was sold to BEWA Cruises out of Denmark. In July 1976, the vessel was sold to Adventure Cruises, Inc. and was renamed the World Discoverer. The ship also became a long-term charter to Society Expeditions. In 1976, the ship was registered in Singapore. In 1987, Society Expedition came under new ownership and was renamed Society Expedition Cruises, with offices in Seattle and Germany. The new owner of the ship was Discoverer Reederei.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
On Sunday April 30, 2000, at 4 p.m. local time (0500 GMT), the ship struck a large uncharted rock or reef in the Sandfly Passage, Solomon Islands.
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