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Arklow Takes A Bow With A View to Newbuild Name

25th September 2015

#NewbuildView - can reveal the vessel name chosen for its second Royal Bodewes built 5,100dwt trader cargo series will be Arklow View, she follows the launch of her leadship this day a week ago, writes Jehan Ashmore.

Take a closer (click & zoom) look-in to the above photo of the distinctive bow form designed to enhance fuel energy efficiency. On the bow are letters made in metal relief spelling out the newbuild’s name of Arklow View.

In the foreground at the Bodewes builders hall shipyard located in Hoogezand, the Netherlands, there appears to be the completed lower section of another bow module.

Perhaps could this bow already be the third? of the 10 new ships on order from Arklow Shipping. Each of these newbuilds will have a gross tonnage of just under 3,000.

The choice of the name Arklow View is a continuation of the ‘V’ naming nomenclature, though the last ships to feature under this second-hand V class series (see report), did not include the ‘View’.

In fact it was an older custom built 'V' class series of low-air draught general cargo traders that featured a vessel with the ‘View’ name. This was the 1991 built Arklow View of 2,827 tonnes which was completed by the German yard of Peters Schiffswerft in Wewelsfleth.

Arklow View had a telescopic bridge and was sold by ASL in 2006. She is currently the Jomi and is flagged in the Bahamas.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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