Category Archives: Barges

Beautiful moment; 20 July 2019

A hundred years ago, you’d have seen dozens of these Thames Barges crossing Harwich Harbour on every tide, heading for Ipswich, Pin Mill , London river or dozens of other…

Tugs turn out for Bokabarge 9 arriving for Harwich; 16 July 2019.

Three of the Felixstowe Svitzer tug fleet turn out to assist tug Viking bring Deck Cargo Pontoon Bokabarge 9 into Harwich Harbour and up to her berth safely and without…

History Afloat: Coasting voyage up the Thames aboard Mark Prior.

Join Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling for a voyage from the River Colne near Colchester to Brewers Wharf, Deptford Creek, on the Thames, filmed in 2015 aboard the 1969-built aggregate carrier…

Shipping TV Shipping & Logistics NEWS, Friday 21 June 2019

A new version of a twice weekly news show from Shipping TV, dealing with the wider shipping and logistics industries around Europe and the World.

Tug AGAMA towing barge through Harwich Harbour, 19/2/19

Small 22m x 7m tug Agama heads through Harwich Harbour on the far side of the main shipping channel towing a barge heading for Mistley.

Fugro 1200 jackup barge at work, 13 February 2019

Working on the East Anglia 1 offshore windfarm shore connector, off Bawdsey, Suffolk, the Fugro 1200 was filmed on the quiet morning of 12 February 2019:

Classic Shipping TV: Mark Prior to London, part 3

Shipping TV Classic: part 3 of our four part series, as we pass Southend pier and start our passage up the River Thames, aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior. Our skipper,…

Rig Paragon 391 entering Harwich Harbour, around 5pm, 17th August 2017

Drilling Rig Paragon B391, capable of drilling to 20,000 ft through up to 390 feet of water, being towed into Harwich Harbour, heading for Harwich International Port. Towing vessels are…

History Afloat: Barge Thalatta heading into the Orwell, 29 July 2017

The beautifully restored sailing barge Thalatta, over 110 years old, heading up the Orwell after passing the quays at Felixstowe, with a nice breeze on the beam and the flood…

2 Historic Trading Barges, 27 June 17

Coastal and river traffic was a vital part of commerce in the past, and Humber trading barges like Waterdog, built in 1876, and Thames Sailing Barge Repertor, built in 1924,…

Storm Doris: Ro-ro Britannia Seaways leaves her berth with 2 tugs, 23 February 2017

Ro-ro Ferries like Britannia Seaways are designed to carry out all their manoeuvres under their own power, using their powerful bowthrusters and twin engines, and Becker rudders to control propeller…

SLP substation structure leaving Lowestoft for Dudgeon windfarm, 5 August 2016

Dudgeon windfarm’s newest substation being towed from SLP Lowestoft with tugs Ems Defender, Ems Boxer, Ems Surveyor and Multratug 27 all helping to guide the barge out of the narrow…

Thames Skills Academy – new skills training for Thames skippers and crews

Shipping TV attended the launch of the new Thames Skills Academy, created to enhance and improve the skills training and knowledge of the next generation of River Thames Boatmasters and…

History afloat: Thames Barge Thalatta sailing from Harwich, 7th July 2015

Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta working her way out of Harwich Harbour with a good breeze on the morning of 7th July, 2015.

Sailing Barge Victor: Off to the Pin Mill Barge Match! Pt 1.

Part 1 of our trip aboard Victor down to see the start of the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, organised by the Pin Mill Sailing Club:

Pin Mill Barge Match, 27 June 2015 – start and finish

Here’s a quick clip of the bowsprit and staysail class starts in the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, sailed on 27th June 2015, and of the first barge home, Edme,…

MB Fountain – a suitable case for restoration?

Meet Motor Barge Fountain, built in 1952, and with over 40 years service as a water supply tanker, now at Colchester, Essex, and up for restoration as a museum ship….

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 9: paint brushes at the ready . .

Sailing Barge Victor is back alongside Customs House quay at Ipswich, the mast is down, and the skipper and crew have the paintbrushes out, on the sunny morning of 7th…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 8: High & Dry in Maldon.

Time to check out Victor’s bright red bottom, as she sits on the blocks at Maldon, with Skipper Wes Westwood and Steve Godwin making good. Part 8 of Shipping TV’s…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 7: in Dock!

Part 7 of Shipping TV’s series of reports aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. At last, Victor is able to…