February 13 - Ferus Smit shipyard has delivered the 8,400 dwt multipurpose vessel Arklow Bank to Arklow Shipping.

The Arklow Bank, which has an overall length of 119.5 m, a breadth of 14.9 m and a hold volume of 9,910 cu m, is the first in a series of six multipurpose cargo ships.

The vessels feature the innovative bulb less bow shape, which creates less resistance and more deadweight and cargo volume within the ship's dimensions.