Category Archives: Tugs

MSC Bhavya sails towards Antwerp; 24 August 2019

The 2005-built container ship MSC Bhavya sails from Felixstowe towards Antwerp on the beautiful morning of 24 August 2019.

CMA CGM Nerval arrives from Tanger Med

Container ship CMA CGM Nerval arrives at Felixstowe on the bright morning of 22 August 2019. The ship is deployed on the SSLMED Femex 1 – Aegean Shuttle, a 5-ship…

Up Close: Ultra Large Ever Govern sails for Hamburg; 19 August, 2019

After completing cargo operations at Berth 9 at Felixstowe, brand new ultra large container ship Ever Govern makes fast to her tugs, and clears the quayside on this breezy morning.

MSC Laurence arrives, breezy morning of Sunday, 18 August 2019

Bright sunshine and a strong breeze for the arrival of MSC Laurence on the morning of Sunday 18 August 2019. She was built in 2011 and has a capacity of…

Maiden Call: Ever Govern arrives at Felixstowe, 17 August 2019

Maiden call from Evergreen’s latest Ultra Large Container Ship, Ever Govern, arriving in a strong breeze on the afternoon of Saturday, 17 August 2019. This is one of the slowly…

Ultra Large Cosco Shipping Galaxy sails from Felixstowe, 17 August 2019

Now on her second rotation around Northern European ports, Cosco Shipping Galaxy clears berth 9 at Felixstowe, and heads out towards the North Sea and Zeebrugge, her next port.

Maersk Kobe arrives, beautiful morning of 15 August 2019

Looking good in the bright morning sun, 2000-built Maersk Kobe rounds Beach End, and heads in towards her berth at around 7am

Shipping TV milestone: 14,000 Subscribers, 5.5 million views, 1,500 clips!

A Huge thank-you from Chris to all our subscribers and viewers as we exceed totals of 14,000 subscribers, 5.5 million views and 1,500 video clips on shipping TV – and…

Tired-looking Triple-E Margrethe Maersk sails from berth 8; 13 August 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Magrethe Maersk, looking tired and worn and in need of some shipyard TLC, leaves her berth at Felixstowe and heads out into the North Sea, on…

Valencia Express swings off the berth and sails; 12 August 2019

Employing 2 tugs, Valencia Express comes off the berth astern and swings before getting under way. Most ships swing before berthing, so this is quite an unusual way for getting…

2004-built MSC Nerissa sails with a strong breeze, 11 August 2019

With a force 6 West by South wind, container ship MSC Nerissa leaves her berth and sails for Antwerp on the morning of Sunday 11 August, 2019

Ultra large OOCL UNITED KINGDOM departs a breezy port of Felixstowe 11/8/19

On a very breezy Sunday afternoon and with 3 Svitzer tugs in attendance the ultra large 399.87m length OOCL United Kingdom breaks away from berth 9 and heads off for…

MSC Valeria sails, dismal morning of 9 August 2019

13,998 TEU container ship MSC Valeria sails for Rotterdam on the windy and rainy morning of 9 August, 2019:

Cosco Netherlands clears the quay and gathers way; 7 August 2019

Looking smart in her blue livery, 366 metre container ship Cosco Netherlands clears berth 9 at Felixstowe, and gathers way to leave the harbour – the next time her screw…

Up Close: Svitzer Kent makes fast to Cosco Netherlands; 7 August 2019

With a fresh breeze, gusting to 18 knots WSW, tug Svitzer Kent makes fast at the bow Cosco Netherland, which then casts off and starts to move away from berth…

Dimitris Y arrives from Valencia; 5 August 2019

2000-built container ship Dimitris Y arrives at Felixstowe from Valencia, on the breezy and overcast morning of 5 August, 2019.

Safety afloat – tug Shotley has a word; 5 August 2019

Although the majority of recreational craft – yachts and motor boats – take good care to keep out of the way of Felixstowe’s big ships, it is easy for visitors…

Dead Slow Astern: MSC Alicante goes astern to berth 7, Felixstowe; 3 August 2019

After swinging in the entrance of the River Stour from Harwich Harbour, MSC Alicante goes astern to Felixstowe’s berth 7, at the up-river end of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal. Larger ships…

Cosco Shipping Star sails after completing her maiden call at Felixstowe; 3 August 2019

Cosco Shipping’s latest 400m ultra large container ship, the 21,237 TEU Cosco Shipping Star, completes her Northern European maiden call at Felixstowe, and departs towards Zeebrugge, on the beautiful morning…

Cosco Portugal leaves the berth and gathers way; 1 August 2019

366 metre container ship Cosco Portugal leaves berth 9 at Felixstowe, and gathers way, heading back towards the Far East to complete this rotation.

Maiden voyage COSCO SHIPPING STAR arrival/berthing at port of Felixstowe 1/8/19

399.87m length Cosco Shipping Star arrives in Harwich Harbour on her maiden voyage from Singapore and with Felixstowe tugs Svitzer Shotley, Svitzer Sky and Svitzer Deben in assistance she swings…