Ferus Smit launches first of six bulkers in series for Irish owner

Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit has launched the first in a series of six bulk carriers ordered by an unnamed client from Arklow, Ireland.

Named Arklow Abbey, the 119- by 15-metre vessel will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn, and other bulk commodities in European waters.

Delivery of Arklow Abbey is scheduled for September of this year.

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