Watch: Launching of Cargo Ship ‘Arklow Breeze’

On Friday the 20th of March, ‘Arklow Breeze’ was successfully launched at the Westerbroek yard of Ferus Smit.

Nb. 414 is christened as ‘Arklow Breeze’. She is the sixth and last vessel in a series that will be delivered to a client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.

As hull form it was chosen to adapt the ‘bulbless’ principle; creating a slender bow without bulb. Taking into account the various loading drafts and wave conditions to be encountered in service, the total performance of this bow will be better than a bulb optimised for one single draft and flat water only.

This ship has the following characteristics:

  • Loa = 119.495 mtr
  • Lpp = 116.895 mtr
  • B = 14.99 mtr
  • D = 9.70 mtr
  • T max = 7.186 mtr
  • DW max = abt 8660 ton
  • Hold volume = 350.000 cft

Delivery of Arklow Breeze will be in April 2015.

Reference: jeroen houtman/YouTube

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