Category Archives: Tugs

MSC Bhavya arrives on Boxing Day, 26 December 2019

The UK’s Christmas break grows shorter and shorter, with new vessels arriving alongside late in the evening of Christmas Day – here’s MSC Bhavya arriving at Felixstowe from the Eastern…

Feeder Escape arrives very light; 23 December 2019

On the sunny and bright morning of 23rd December, feeder Escape arrives a Felixstowe very lightly laden – she’ll be sailing again on Christmas Eve, heading off toward the icy…

Sunrise over the Himalayas on Christmas Eve; 24 December 2019

Yes, it’s sunrise over the 366m Cosco Shipping Himalayas on Christmas Eve morning at around 8.20am, as she sails from Felixstowe on her way to her next Northern European port…

Maersk Evora rounds Beach End Turn, 22 December 2019

2011-built container ship Maersk Evora arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, rounding Beach End turn and heads towards the mouth of the River Orwell and berth 7.

MSC Kanoko sails after maiden call; 21 December 2019

2019-built container ship MSC Kanoko sails from the port of Felixstowe after completing her maiden call, mid-morning of 21 December 2019.

MSC Kanoko swings and comes alongside; 18 December 2019

Slowing down as she enters Harwich Harbour, 366m container ship MSC Kanoko makes her swing and very gently comes alongside at Felixstowe’s berth 9.

MSC Kanoko maiden call at dawn;18 December 2019

MSC’s latest vessel to arrive from Colombo and the Far East, MSC Kanoko, arrives at Felixstowe just as the sun is about to rise from behind a cloud bank. https://youtu.be/HaxfLbhRGCk

Svitzer Kent and Deben make fast to OOCL Germany; 14 December 2019

As OOCL Germany prepares to sail for her next call at Zeebrugge, tugs Svitzer Kent and Svitzer Deben make fast astern, ready to ease her away from the quay, and…

Tug Gray Test goes out to meet Spica J; 12 Dec

On the breezy morning of 12 December, tug Gray Test cruises out to make fast astern of feeder Spica J, as she arrives at Felixstowe from her last call at…

Shipping TV News Roundup, 8 December 2019

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MSC Rapallo sails, windy morning of 6 December 2019

With a strong breeze blowing from the South West, container ship MSC Rapallo sails from Felixstowe on the morning of Friday 6 December 2019.

MSC Regulus rounds Beach End; 4 December. 2019

Looking almost empty as she arrives at Felixstowe on the late afternoon of 4 December 2015, Regulus rounds Beach End turn and makes her way towards her berth. If you…

A ship called Barry; 2 December 2019

I’ve always liked ships with slightly odd names, and this geared container ship, Barry, just hits my funny bone. In reality, of course, she’s probably named for the Welsh coal…

Shipping TV News Roundup, 1 December 2019

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OOCL Indonesia clears the quay and sails, 30 November 2019

With tugs made fast fore and aft, Shotley forward and Deben astern, the ultra large container ship OOCL Indonesia uses her thrusters and tug power to move out into the…

Up Close: Svitzer Shotley makes fast to OOCL Indonesia; 30 November 2019

On the beautifully sunny morning of 30 November, tug Svitzer Shotley hustles to make fast to OOCL Indonesia, as she prepares to sail for her next port – Zeebrugge. More…

Shipping TV News Roundup, 24 November 2019

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Navios Indigo rounds Beach End Turn; 23 November 2019

Arriving from her last call at Salerno, Italy, 2004-built container ship Navios Indigo looks smart in her red livery, against a dull grey winter background.

MSC Fabienne arrives at Felixstowe, morning of 19 November 2019.

Working on a rotation which links the eastern end of the Med with Northern Europe, container ship MSC Fabienne arrives at Felixstowe. Its a windy and chilly morning . ….

Tug Svitzer Sky cruises out, 21 Nov 2019

On the dull morning of Thursday, 21 November, tug Svitzer Sky heads out to the harbour mouth to meet her next ship, the 2004-buit MSC Fabienne.

Stacked-up with Christmas: MSC Eva arrives at dawn, 19 November, 2019

Looking full of boxes and drawing over 14m as she arrives from Colombo, ultra large container ship MSC Eva makes an impressive sight as she arrives at Felixstowe at dawn…