Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Arklow Fortune, Past and Present

MV Arklow Fortune

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2007 by Astilleros de Murueta SA, Spain (Yard No. 264) as a general cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.95m (overall) 84.98m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 14.5m (extreme)
  • Depth: 7.35m
  • Draught: 5.82m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 2,998 gross, 1,673 net, 4480t (deadweight)
  • Engines: MaK 6M25 diesel.
  • Power: 1499W
  • Speed: 11.5 knots
  • Capacity: 213,855.53 ft³/6,056m³ (Grain & Bale)
  • Call Sign: EIFZ
  • IMO Number: 9361744
  • Registry: Arklow/Ireland
  • Sister-ships: Arklow Faith, Arklow Fame.


December 1st 2006: Launched.

March 2007: Completed.

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters

2007: Registered owner; Banco Espanol de Credito SA

October 18th 2009: Ran aground near the harbour of Puttershoek in the Oude Maas, Netherlands due to main engine failure.

2010: Registered Owner; Laga C-264 Naviera AIE, Registered Manager; Arkow Shipping Ltd

© Henk Guddee  © Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

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: Henk Guddee and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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