Trafford Wharf continues to be busy and I probably see a ship a month moored here. A few ships a year also visit the scrapyard which is a few hundred yards West on the opposite bank, most of these are also Arklow vessels.
Built by Barkmeijer Stroobos B.V. in Stroobos, The Netherlands as Yard Number 308 in 2006 she is 89.99m long with a 14.0m beam and 5.68m draught.
GT = 2999, DWT = 4485 and NT 1639.
She can carry 138 20ft containers with 102 in the hold and 36 on deck.
Powered by a MAK 6M25 - 4 stroke 6 cylinder 255 x 400 mm diesel engine - (1499 kW at 750rpm) her service speed is 11.5 knots. She is also equipped with a single 250kW bow thruster.
Her hold has a total capacity of 5873m3 and has two movable bulkheads that can be placed in nine different positions for possible cargo separation
She is operated by Arklow Shipping who are based in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, the company was formed in 1966 when three captains formed a Company to operate their seven ships. Arklow Shipping now operates a fleet of 45 ships with a combined carrying capacity of some 6 million tonnes annually.
REG - IE, Arklow
IMO - 9344497
Call Sign - EICL
General Cargo Ship
Built - Barkmeijer Stroobos B.V, Stroobos, NL
Yard No - 308
L 89.99m W 14m
GT - 2999
Year - 2010
Trafford Wharf, 2013