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#FirstSeaTrials – Newest addition to Arklow Shipping’s Dutch division, Arklow View with her distinctive green hull took to open waters this morning to carry out her first sea trials, writes Jehan Ashmore.
Arklow View with a yard no. of 722 had departed Delfzijl in north-eastern Netherlands to carry out the seatrials off Eemshaven. At time of writing, she was underway with a speed in excess of 12 knots.
The 2,999 gross tonnes Arklow View is based at the Ems estuary port for the trials, but in fact this second in a series of 10 general cargoships was built further inland at Hoogezand near Groningen. Only last month, leadship, Arklow Vale (see photo) made a maiden call to Dublin Port.
The yard responsible for this large order from Arklow Shipping was contracted to Royal Bodewes which is building to their Eco Trader 5,000dwt class series.
The near 87m long vessels or ‘V’ class given their ship naming theme have a single cargo hold and an energy efficient bow. The sisters fly the Dutch flag with a port of registry in Rotterdam, where Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V. are based.