Category Archives: Tugs

World’s LARGEST Container Ships, 2019

After a long period when OOCL Hong Kong and her sisters held the crown as the world’s biggest container ships, with a 21,413 TEU capacity, MSC Gulsun and MSC Isabella…

Very light MSC Regulus sails from Felixstowe, 12 October 2019

With her bow bulb high out of the water, the very light MSC Regulus heads out into the North Sea towards her next call at Hamburg.

Timelapse: New Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Isabella, part 3, coming alongside; 5 October 2019

A 3x timelapse as ultra large container ship MSC Isabella comes alongside the quay at berth 8, Felixstowe, on her maiden call at the port.

Maiden Call: Ultra Large MSC Isabella enters harbour, part 2, 5 October 2019

The brand new Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Isabella rounds Beach End turn to enter Harwich Harbour, greeted by Svitzer Kent’s fire-fighting display – and it looks great! MSC Isabella…

Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Isabella arrives at dawn, part 1, 5 October 2019

Under a dramatic morning sky, just as the sun is rising, brand new Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Isabella arrives in Harwich approach channel to make her maiden call at…

General cargo ship MANISA HAMUTO passing through Harwich Harbour 5/10/19

After abandoning a previous attempt to leave the anchorage off Felixstowe due to engine problems the day before, the general cargo vessel Manisa Hamuto heads through Harwich Harbour and with…

MSC Maria Saveria inbound, Andromeda J outbound, 30 September 2019

366m container ship MSC Maria Saveria arrives from Le Havre, passing feeder Andromeda J, heading out towards Grangemouth.

3 tugs for Maersk Enping (ex Hyundai Smart) as she sails, 4 October 2019

Look scruffy and in need of a paint job, Maersk Enping employs 3 tugs to clear berth 8 at Felixstowe, and sails towards her next call, Rotterdam, on the morning…

S Santiago arrives in a strong breeze; 27 September 2019

With a strong breeze kicking up a chop in Harwich Harbour, 2006-built container ship S Santiago arrives on the morning of 27 September 2019.

Burgundy arrives very light; 1 October 2019

Container ship Burgundy arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on the autumn morning of Tuesday, 1 October 2019.

4 tugs for MSC Istanbul, windy morning of 29 September 2019

its unusual to see all 4 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet in action with the same ship, but perhaps it was the massive windage of this inbound vessel and a good…

1st call: Mississauga Express arrives light in a strong breeze, 28 Sept

The 1998-built container ship Mississauga Express arrives high out of the water at the port of Felixstowe, with a force 6 strong breeze on the morning of Saturday 28 September…

Svitzer Kent cruises out to meet S Santiago, 27 September.

Felixstowe’s most recent tug, the Damen-built ASD 3212 azimuth drive tug Svitzer kent, heads out to meet container ship S Santiago as she arrives at the port on the breezy…

MSC Benedetta arrives, breezy morning; 25 September 2019

With a 20 knot Southwesterly breeze stirring up the harbour, 366m MSC Benedetta arrives at Felixstowe on the morning of 25 September, 2019

Real time departure: Ever Given makes fast to tug Svitzer Kent and lets go; 24 September 2019

On the breezy and rainy morning of Tuesday, 24 September, tug Svitzer Kent makes fast to ultra large container ship Ever Given, and she then lets go and leaves the…

Real time swing: Ultra Large Ever Given swings, 21 September 2019

Swinging a massive 400m long, 200,000+ ton container ship drawing 11.3m through 180° is not a fast process – with a fresh breeze blowing in Harwich Harbour, ultra large container…

Ultra Large Ever Given arrives as the sun rises; 21 September 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Given is spotlighted by the rising sun as she arrives at the UK port of Felixstowe on the morning of 21 September 2019

6am – Oder arrives for Ipswich as Svitzer Shotley heads for Ever Given; 21 September 2019.

Just as the sun gets up to the horizon, general cargo vessel Oder enters Harwich Harbour making for Ipswich, while tug Svitzer Shotley heads out to Beach End, where she’ll…

Dawn arrival – Cap San Vincent sails in, 20 September 2019

As the sky lightens over the North Sea at dawn on 20 September 2019, Cap San Vincent rounds Beach End and enters Harwich Harbour, greeted by tug Svitzer Sky.

Dawn sequence, 20 September 2019 – Svitzer Sky awaits her next job.

At around 6am on Friday, 20 September 2019, Svitzer tug Sky is awaiting her next job – she’ll be bow tug on the soon-to-arrive Cap San Vincent, at the UK…

MSC Ariane leaves the berth, swings and sails; 6 September 2019

365 metre container ship MSC Ariane leaves berth 9 at Felixstowe, swings and sails on the morning of 6 September 2019, heading next for Rotterdam.