#ShipsRudder- A containership Arslan II (1991/3,125grt) that is understood to have got into difficulties involving her rudder off Arklow Bank in January, and has since remained in a Dublin Port for almost two months, is scheduled to depart today, writes Jehan Ashmore.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, following the incident off Arklow Bank, the German-owned vessel was initially assisted by a single tug. When the tow had reached Dublin Bay a Dublin Port Co tug joined in to assist operations of the 260TEU container capacity vessel into port.
In February, the Arsalan II was moved into the No.2 dry-dock facility of Dublin Graving Docks Ltd.
A report of the incident off Arklow Bank is currently undergoing an investigation by the (MCIB) Marine Casualty Investigation Board. In recent days the 86m long vessel vacated the dry-dock to a nearby berth within Alexandra Basin from where she is to set sail.