The Netherlands-based shipbuilder Ferus Smit launched yesterday a newbuilding Arklow Cadet for a shipping company from Ireland, Arklow Shipping.
The vessel was launched at the Westerbroek yard near Groningen.
Arklow Cadet is the first vessel in a series of ten that will be delivered to the abovementioned company.
With a maximized hold volume of 220,000 cft and a carrying capacity of over 5000 deadweight tons, the vessel has one single hold and an 1A iceclass notation.
In addition, it is propelled by a 1,740 kW MaK engine with a single ducted propeller.
Until now, Ferus Smith has built six ships for Arklow Shipping – Arklow Beacon, Arklow Beach, Arklow Bay, Arklow Bank, Arklow Breeze and Arklow Brave.
On the same day, Ferus Smith delivered MV Ireland, the second LNG-powered cement tanker, to its owner in Norway.
Image Courtesy: Ferus Smit; Video Courtesy: ShipSpotting Nederland