Shipping & Shipbuilding News -  3 September 2007 - The Brightest Maritime Daily


ARKLOW RAIDER launched at Barkmeijer Shipyards
Calmac adds another sailing as first cruise sells out

At BARKMEIJER SHIPYARDS, on Friday the 24th of August 2007 at 14.30 the coaster ARKLOW RAIDER was launched successfully.

The vessel is built on account of Arklow Shipping Limited in Arklow, Ireland. The vessel will be equipped for unrestricted navigation and transport of all kinds of dry cargoes. Furthermore, the vessel is laid out for the carriage of containers.

The naming ceremony has taken place prior to the successful launch. The ship’s sponsor is Mrs. Suzanne Tyrrell, daughter of one of the members of the board of Arklow Shipping Limited.

The ARKLOW RAIDER is the twentieth ship built by Barkmeijer Shipyards for Arklow Shipping Limited, and is the fourteenth ship out of the successful series of 4500 DWT general cargo vessels.  The hull will be transported to Lemmer for final outfitting and commissioning.

Barkmeijer Shipyards has planned the delivery for early October 2007.

Main particulars are:
Length over all: 89.99 m.
Length between perpendiculars: 84.99 m.
Breadth (mld): 14.00 m.
Depth: 7.15 m.
Draught: 5.68 m.
Hold capacity: 209.601 cbft
Deadweight: 4500 Ton
Main engine: 1800 kW
Service speed: 12 Kn.

The ARKLOW RAIDER will be propelled by a MAK engine, type 6M25 running on HFO380, driving a controllable pitch propeller via a reduction gearbox.

The hold is box shaped and equipped with two movable bulkheads.

Furthermore provisions are made to carry certain categories of dangerous cargoes.


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