Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Yesterday's ClydeSights: ARKLOW CASTLE

Arklow Shipping have had many ships visit the Clyde over the years, but one which was more regular than others was their 545 TEU container ship ARKLOW CASTLE. She was built in 1996 by Peterswerft Wewelsfleth GmbH in Germany and placed on a service from the UK to the Iberian Peninsula. ARKLOW CASTLE, which was 107.9 metres overall and had a deadweight of 7,000 tonnes, remained on this service until December 2004. Sold by Arklow Shipping, she was later renamed MERIWA, under which name she returned to the Clyde while on charter to MacAndrews, again operating between the UK and Spain.