On Friday, December 12, Ferus Smit’s Nb. 413, christened Arklow Brave, was launched at its Westerbroek yard.
Arklow Brave is the fifth vessel in a series of six that will be delivered 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.
As hull form it was chosen to adapt 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.
This ship has the following characteristics:
Loa = 119.495m
Lpp = 116.895m
B = 14.99m
D = 9.70m
T max = 7.186m
DW max = abt 8660 ton
Hold volume = 350.000 cft
Arklow Beach will be delivered in January 2015.