Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Arklow Racer, Past and Present

MV Arklow Racer

© Ken Smith

©  Ken Smith

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2004 by Barkmeijer Stroobos B.V., Nederland (Yard No. 305) as a general cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.99m (overall), 84.99m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 14.0m (extreme)
  • Depth: 7.15m
  • Draught: 5.68m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 2,999 gross/1,639 net/4390t deadweight
  • Engines: 4T – 6-cylinder Caterpillar diesel.
  • Power: 1800kW/2446 bhp
  • Speed: 11.5 knots
  • Capacity: 5928.00 ft³
  • Call Sign: EIQM
  • IMO Number: 9291729
  • MMSI Number: 250016000
  • Registry: Arklow/Ireland

Current AIS Location

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2004: Launched as ARKLOW RAINBOW

© Ken Smith

©  Ken Smith

© Willem Oldenburg  © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

2004: Registered owner; Invermore Shipping Ltd, London. Registered manager; Arklow Shipping, Ireland.

November 14th 2015: Called at Dover for engine repairs

© Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson

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: Mike Jackson, Willem Oldenburg and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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