Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Abbey

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 8, 2019

Image: Copyright Simon Marrink/Ferus Smit

Image: Copyright Simon Marrink/Ferus Smit

The Arklow Abbey was successfully launched at Shipyard Ferus Smit in Westerbroek, in Netherlands.

M.V. Arklow Abbey is the first vessel in a series of six that will be delivered to our client from the city of Arklow, Ireland, said a press release.

Designated as newbuild (Nb. 437) the cargoship was christened Arklow Abbey before slipping into the adjacent canal waterway.

The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.

The design is a slightly modified version of the first series of 8600 dwt bulkers that Ferus Smit built under the name of Arklow B – series.

The new design is adapted for Iceclass 1A, with modified bow form and propulsion with a propeller nozzle added. At the same time the main engine output was decreased to 2000 kW for better fuel efficiency.

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