Spotted: Ferus Smit Splashes Arklow Cadet

Image Courtesy: Ferus Smit
Image Courtesy: Ferus Smit

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