#Ports&Shipping - The latest newbuild multipurpose cargoship for Arklow Shipping was launched in the Netherlands, writes Jehan Ashmore.
Arklow Cliff (yard No 428) was launched at Ferus Smit's Westerbroek yard on Friday last week as the fifth of 10 on order of the 5,000dwt newbuilds. The leadship, Arklow Cadet began the ‘C’ class cargoships series when delivered into service last year. The previous sister Arklow Clan was launched in April.
At 87m in length overall, Arklow Cliff’s single hold has a maximized volume of 220.000 cft and a carrying capacity over 5000 deadweight tons, yet it still falls under the 3000 gross tons limit.
The newbuild has been given an 1A ice class notation. As for propulsion the cargoship has a 1740 kW MaK engine with a single ducted propeller.