The 119m long general cargoship which features green credential notably a 'bulb-less' bow which is to optimise effiencies. She is one of six 'B' class 4,800dwt newbuilds which Arklow Shipping have contracted to Ferus Smit B.V. in The Netherlands.
Her sideways or in shipping parlance amidships entry into the water took place at the shipbuilding facility in Westerbroek from where leadship Arklow Bank was launched in January.
It is understood that Arklow Bay berthed at the dry bulk-facility in Alexandra Basin and adjacent to her is fleetmate Arklow Ruler moored at the Boliden Tara Mines terminal jetty. Once loading of zinc-ore deposits is completed she is to head for the Norwegian smelting works at Odda.
Earlier today a third vessel belonging to ASL's Irish and Dutch flagged fleet totalling some 45 vessels included that of another 'R' class, Arklow Rally which this afternoon is bound for Moerdijk.