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It's A New Dawn It's Also A New Day As Arklow Acquire Another Secondhand Sister

30th November 2017

#Ports&Shipping – Arklow Shipping it transpires have also taken into its Irish flagged fleet a sister of Arklow Dawn that was recently acquired from the Flinter Group that went into liquidation late last year, writes Jehan Ashmore.

At 132m long the former Dutch secondhand tonnage multipurpose cargoship previously Flinter Aland is now trading as Arklow Day along with the former Flinter Atlantic. Both these recently renamed ships use the letter ‘D’ naming theme. This revives a pair albeit bulk-carriers that too were acquired as second-hand tonnage launched originally for Norwegian interests.

The latest additions are 11,204dwt each and the sisters have a 13,008m3 hold capacity and a speed of 12 knots. They are part of the overall Arklow fleet that includes Dutch managed and flagged short-sea traders. 

When entering ASL service, they are understood to have retained the grey hull livery of Flinter, as evident of Arklow Dawn which made a brief anchorage call off the ship’s Co. Wicklow homeport in October. The ship then proceeded to Warrenpoint, Co. Down.

In addition to Afloat observing also that month one of the sisters offshore of Dublin Bay while between the Muglins, Dalkey and the Kish Lighthouse. 


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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