Arklow Ruler, a general cargo ship, has run aground at the River Boyne's mouth in Co Louth, north of Dublin (Ireland). The crew of the vessel is of nine people and no injuries have been reported. Arklow Ruler got twisted on the river's banks on May 24 at around 9:30 AM local time at the entrance to Drogheda port. It was en route to Antwerp.
Several attempts to refloat the Arklow Ruler have been made during high tide last night, but without any success. The vessel is still aground. According to spokesperson from the Coast Guard, another attempt will be made tonight. The vessel does not carry any hazardous cargo, no signs of pollution have been spotted in the scene and Arklow Ruler currently is in no danger.
Arklow Ruler (IMO number 9344502 and MMSI 250000609) is a general cargo ship registered in Ireland. The DWT 4,485-ton vessel was built in 2006 (Stroobos, Netherlands). Its length is 90 m, beam 14 m and draught – 5.7 m. The vessel is owned and managed by Arklow Shipping (Wicklow, Ireland). Current position of Arklow Ruler.