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MV Arklow Vale – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9772527

MV Arklow Vale

© Barry Graham

Arklow Vale – © Barry Graham (Ellesmere Port, 01/05/2017)

Steel single screw “Eco Trader 5150” motor vessel built in 2015 by Bodewes Scheepswerven, The Netherlands (Yard No 721) as a General cargo ship-heavy cargo.

Technical Data

  • Length: 86.93 m (overall) 84.98 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 15 m
    Depth: 7.17 m
    Draught: 6.35 m
    Tonnage: 2999 gross/1731 net/5157t deadweight
    Engines: (1) 4T – 6 cyl MaK 6M25C diesel
    Power: 1740 kW/2364 bHP
    Speed: 12.5 knots
    Capacity: 221.000 cu ft
    Call Sign: PCZV
    MMSI Number: 244750645 (appears incorrect?)
  • IMO Number: 9772527
  • Bureau Veritas Number: 27825W
    Port of Registry: Rotterdam/The Netherlands
    Sister Ships: Arklow Valiant (722), Arklow Valley (723), Arklow Valour (724)

Current AIS Location

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First ship in a series of 5 ships plus another 5 in option.

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

Arklow Vale – © Frits Olinga (Hoogezand, 10/09/2015)

September 18th 2015: Launched hitting the opposite quay, damaging her port bow and the concrete structure. 

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

Arklow Vale – © Frits Olinga (Hoogezand to Delfzijl, 09/11/2015)

November 13th 2015: Completed.  Registered Owner; Avoca Shipping BV (Care of Arklow Shipping Nederland BV). Manager; Arklow Shipping, The Netherland.

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

Arklow Vale – © Frits Olinga (Delfzijl for Ghent, 14/11/2015)

© Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg

Arklow Vale – © Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 11/08/2017)

July 14th 2021: Called at Dover.


Arklow Vale – 🆕 © Dover Strait Shipping

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: Dover Strait Shipping, Barry Graham, Willem Oldenburg and Frits Olinga for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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