Friday, 19 October 2007


A new ship belonging to Arklow Shipping and registered at their original home port of Wicklow, ARKLOW FLAIR arrived yesterday from Belfast, and is seen loading scrap metal at Diesel Wharf, thus known as it was formerly the berth for Barclay Curle's engine works. ARKLOW FLAIR was built in Spain by Astilleros de Murueta and delivered in May 2007. With an overall length of 89.95 metres, she is 4,500 tonnes deadweight, and has a gross tonnage of 2,998 tons. An MaK main engine gives her a service speed of 11.5 knots.