Category Archives: Tugs

Tug Svitzer Deben makes fast at the bow; 13 November 2019

Up close: tug Svitzer Deben makes fast to the bow of 366m ultra large container ship Cosco Shipping Andes, prior to her sailing for her next port – Singapore, via…

Tug MTS Victory sails from Ipswich, 10 November 2019

After towing a massive but still half-size “replica” of Noah’s Ark up to Ipswich wet dock, tug MTS Victory starts up and swings prior to heading out through the lock…

Containership HERON HUNTER heads for a quiet port of Felixstowe 10/11/19

262m length Heron Hunter arrives in Harwich Harbour with Svitzer Shotley asterm, and heads for her berth at a very quiet port of Felixstowe.

Hobby Hunter inbound at Felixstowe, 9 November 2019

Container ship Hobby Hunter arrives from Salerno, Italy, on the cold but bright morning of 9 November 2019, bring us chilly northern europeans a touch of Mediterranean warmth!

Ultra large OOCL United Kingdom departs Felixstowe; 4 November 2019

After completing her swing off berth 9 at Felixstowe, ultra large container ship OOCL United Kingdom gathers way and heads out of Harwich Harbour towards her next call at Zeebrugge.

Ultra Large Ever Govern gathers way; 5 November 2019

2019-built and scrubber-equipped ultra large container ship Ever Govern gathers way after sailing from berth 8 at Felixstowe, on the dull and misty morning of 5 November, 2019.

Ultra large MARGRETHE MAERSK arriving/berthing at the port of Felixstowe 5/11/19

399m long Margrethe Maersk arrives in Harwich Harbour on approach to the port of Felixstowe and with 3 Svitzer tugs she swings and berths on Felixstowe number 8.

Timelapse: OOCL United Kingdom swings, 4 November 2019

Ultra large container ship OOCL United Kingdom leaves the quay at Felixstowe, and swings in this 3x timelapse video.

CSCL Jupiter arrives looking tired and hard-worked; 4 November 2019

366m container ship CSCL Jupiter arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 4 November 2019, looking well due for a good paint and clean up . ….

CPO Baltimore arriving from Salerno; 3 November 2019

Operating on a rotation linking North East Europe with Turkey Greece and Italy, CPO Baltimore arrives at Felixstowe from her last call at Salerno, Italy.

Ultra Large Ever Govern arrives just before the gale: 2 November 2019

Evergreen ultra large container ship Ever Govern arrives at the UK port of Felixstowe at around 8am – just a couple of hour before a southerly gale, blowing force 7…

Newsclip: Ever Govern sneeks in, 2 Nov 2019

A quick on-the-spot report as Ever Govern arrives at Felixstowe – wind forecast to increase to gale force as the morning progresses . . . Full video on her arrival…

Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk comes alongside in real time; 26 October 2019

Filmed in real time, Maersk Line Triple-E Maastricht Maersk takes around 20 minutes to come alongside berth 9 at the Port of Felixstowe, employing 4 tugs in a force 6…

Maastricht Maersk swings in a strong breeze, 26 Oct

With a force 6 south-westerly, Maastricht Maersk employs 4 tugs to swing after entering Harwich Harbour – and with that amount of power, added to the wind, she really swings…

Cap San Sounio sails after her first call; 25 October 2019

Looking smart in her red and white livery, 2014-built container ship Cap San Sounio departs from Felixstowe’s berth 9, heading towards Rotterdam. Like to help us produce more shipping video?…

4 tugs for Maastricht Maersk in a force 6; 26 October 2019

With a SW force 6 breeze blow straight onto berth 9 at Felixstowe, the pilot and master of Triple-E Maastricht Maersk elect to employ all 4 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet…

MSC Venice berths in real time; 19 October 2019

Moving a 400m long container ship sideways, up to her berth, is hard work, yet it needs a delicate and gentle touch – laying over 170,000 tonnes of steel and…

MSC Venice; real time swing, 19 0ctober 2019

Most ships arriving at Felixstowe swing before coming alongside their berth, and its a long process – this film runs for about 9 minutes, but there’s a four or five…

3 tugs for MSC Venice, breezy morning of 19 October 210

The pilot and master of 399m ultra large container ship MSC Venice decided to employed 3 tugs – Svitzer Kent, Svitzer Shotley and Svitzer Deben, to swing and berth her…

Cosco Shipping Denali arrives at Felixstowe, 19 October 2019

Looking good in her dark blue livery, 366 metre container ship Cosco Shipping Denali arrives at the Port of Felixstowe around mid-day on the 19 October 2019

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…