Ferus Smit Shipyard report that on Friday the 22nd of November, 11.00 hrs, yard Nb. 438 was launched at Westerbroek.

“Nb. 438 will be christened as ‘Arklow Accord’. She is the second vessel in a series of six that will be delivered to our new 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”.Launching of newbuild Arklow Accord also introduced a new ship name in the history of the Co. Wicklow based shipping company which was established more than 60 years ago

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.

This first ship has the following characteristics:
– Loa = 119.495 mtr
– Lpp = 116.895 mtr
– B = 14.99 mtr
– D = 9.70 mtr
– T max = 7.160 mtr
– Hold volume = 350.000 cft

Delivery of Arklow Accord will be in January 2020.

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