Shipbuilder Ferus Smit has launched newbuild bulk carrier vessel Arklow Breeze on Friday, March 20 at Westerbroek.
Arklow Breeze is the sixth and final vessel of a series to be delivered to a client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. 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.
Arklow Breeze will be delivered in April 2015.
The hull form adapts the bulbless principle, creating a slender bow without bulb. Taking into account the various loading drafts and wave conditions to be encountered in service, the total performance of this bow will be better than a bulb optimized for one single draft and flat water only, the builder said.
Loa = 119.495 mtr
Lpp = 116.895 mtr
B = 14.99 mtr
D = 9.70 mtr
T max = 7.186 mtr
DW max = abt 8660 ton
Hold volume = 350.000 cft