Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Another of Arklow Shipping's 'R' class coasters arrived on Tuesday morning from Bordeaux, carrying a cargo of maize which she would be discharging at Shieldhall. ARKLOW RAVEN, one of the company's Irish-registered ships, was built in 2007 at Stroobos in the Netherlands by the Barkmeijer shipyard, and is 89.99 metres long. Identical to other ships of the class, she has a deadweight of 4,530 tonnes. As usual for these ships, she was due to load a cargo of scrap metal on completion of discharge.