On October 16 and 17, 2003, we carried out the sea trial of m.v. "Arklow Wave", 13,650tdw type multi-purpose cargo vessel ordered by Arklow Shipping from Ireland.
When we arrived at port of Kudamatsu in the morning, the vessel, painted in vibrant Irish green, calmly waiting for her maiden voyage to the Iyo-nada strait. Various trials were expected to be conducted there, to verify her compliance with her specifications, international regulations and Industrial standards of Europe.
A large crew of about 50 men, including engineers and professionals from the owner, shipyard, and parts manufacturers, and.. Mr. Tyrrell, Arklow Shipping CEO, had a quick breakfast onboard, and wasted no time to disperse to their assigned positions. Yes, it was the start of a series of rigorous tests that need 2 days !