Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Arklow Castle – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9757101

MV Arklow Castle

© Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Westerbroek to Delfzijl, 13/02/2017)

Steel single screw “C” class motor vessel built in 2017 by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. Netherlands (Yard No 426) as a General Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 87.4 m (overall)84.99 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 14.99 m
  • Depth: 7.12 m
  • Draught: 6.26 m
  • Tonnage: 2999 gross/1692 net/5094t deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 4T – 6 cylinder MaK Diesel
  • Power: 1740 kW/2364 HP
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Capacity: 6105.00 m³
  • Call Sign: EISF6
  • IMO Number: 9757101
  • MMSI Number: 250004289
  • Register Number: 29098F
  • Port of Registry: Arklow/Ireland 🇮🇪
  • Sister-Ship: Arklow Cadet (424), Arklow Cape (425), Arklow Clan (427), Arklow Cliff (428)

Current AIS Location

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January 12th 2017: Launched to form the third ‘C’ class newbuild of a 10-ship order from the Co. Wicklow based operator.

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Sea Trials, River Ems, 14/02/2017)

February 17th 2017: Completed. Registered Owner; Crinnis Shipping Ltd. Ship Manager; Arklow Shipping, Nederland.

© Robbie Cox © Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox (Dublin, 26/08/2018)

June 16th 2020: Arrived at Dover to load milling wheat for Belfast.

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)(Dover, 16/06/2020)

June 22nd 2022: Arrived in Dover from Rotterdam.

© Mike Jackson @ Dover Strait Shipping

© Craig Burn © Craig Burn

© Craig Burn (Dover, 22/06/2022)

February 17th 2023: Called at Dover.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Craig Burn, Robbie Cox, Dover Strait Shipping, Mike Jackson, Frits Olinga and Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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