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MV Arklow Raider – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9344540

MV Arklow Raider

© Fotoflite (Image Ref: 397510)

Arklow Raider Р© Fotoflite (Image Ref: 397510)

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2007 by Barkmeijer Stroobos BV, The Netherlands (Yard No 313) as a general cargo ship for for Invermore Shipping Ltd

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.99m (overall), 84.98m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 14.18m
  • Depth: 7.15m (middle)
  • Draught: 6.10 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 2,999 gross/1,639 net/4868t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: (1) 4T MaK 6M25 – 6-cylinder diesel
  • Power: 1800 kW/2446 bhp
  • Speed: 11.5 knots
  • Capacity: Grain & Bales: 207.391 ft¬≥ / 5.873 m¬≥/TEU 102 (hold) 36 (deck)
  • Call Sign: EIXS
  • MMSI Number: 250001268
  • IMO Number: 9344540
  • Register Number: 07983E
  • Registry: Arklow/Ireland 🇮🇪
  • Near Sister-ships: Arklow Rival (310), Arklow Ruler (309), Arklow Rebel (306), Arklow Rover (304), Arklow Rougue (311), Arklow Rainbow (308), Arklow Raven (312), Arklow Racer (305), Arklow Resolve (302), Arklow Rock (303), Arklow River (300), Arklow Rose (299).

Current AIS Location

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October 3rd 2007: Completed as ARKLOW RAIDER for Invermore Shipping Ltd. Manager: Arklow Shipping Ltd.

November 16th 2010: Ran aground in gales leaving the river Boyne from Drogheda port. 

November 20th 2010: Re-floated with the assistance of tug OAKGARTH.

November 20th 2010: Reached Dublin and entered Graving Dock. The ship sustained damage to her steering gear and plates under her midships section.

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith

Arklow Raider Р© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 05/05/2011)

March 16th 2014: En-route from Rotterdam to Birkenhead was pushed against the South Quay of the outer port of the Kiel Canal locks in Brunsb√ľttel. The unloaded ship was caught by the strong NW wind and collided with Jetty One. The ship suffered only minor damage.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster  © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Arklow Raider Р© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 11/08/2019)

August 7th 2022: Called at Dover to load grain for Belfast.

Arklow Raider – 🆕¬© Mike Jackson (Dover Strait Shipping) (Dover, 07/08/2022)

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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Dover Strait Shipping,  Fotoflite, Mike and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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