Category Archives: Ships

4-ship morning: Bulker Pride sailing from Ipswich, 12 December 2018

Bulk carrier Pride passing through Harwich Harbour after sailing from Ipswich, on her way to Russia, on 12 December, 2018

4 -ship morning: Ro-Ro Somerset sails from Harwich, 12 December 2018

On the bright but cold morning of 12 December 2018, ro-ro freight ferry Somerset heads out into the North Sea.

Ultra Large OOCL Japan leaves the quay 10 Dec

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan gently moves away from the quay fenders on the morning of 10 December 2018.

MSC Oliver sails from Felixstowe, 10 December 2018

After moving away from Felixstowe’s berth 9, MSC Oliver heads out towards her next port; 10 December, 2018.

Sunday morning arrival: APL Oregon, 9 December 2018

On the breezy morning of 9 December 2018, APL Oregon arriving at the Port of Felixstowe.

MSC Oliver arrives; Part 4 – swing timelapse

MSC Oliver slows down and swings, in this timelapse clip, prior to being pushed towards the berth; 6 December 2018.

MSC Oliver arrives: Part 3 – towards the berth

MSC Oliver completes her turn into Harwich Harbour, with the bow tug hitching up for her swing, when she reaches the widest part of the channel.

MSC Oliver arrives, Part 2: Beach End Turn timelapse; 6 Dec 2018

Beach End Turn at the entrance to Harwich Harbour is a tight nearly right-angle turn, requiring precise control from the tugs and the vessel itself when a 400m ship is…

MSC Oliver arrives – part 1: in the misty Harwich Approach Channel; 6 Dec 18

On the misty morning of 6 December 2018, MSC Oliver arrives at Felixstowe – here, she’s in the Harwich Approach channel, collecting her tugs.

920 metre quay, 134 metre ship; 6 December 2018

Despite Christmas rapidly approaching, Felixstowe’s pair of 400 metre berths have time and space to accommodate Bjorg, a 134 metre feeder loading empties.

ARKLOW CAPE – General cargo vessel arriving at ABP port of Ipswich 4/12/18

87.4m length Arklow Cape heads up the River Orwell and passes under the Orwell Bridge to arrive at the port of Ipswich.

Ever Genius arrives, 3 December 2018

Evergreen megamax Ever Genius arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the dull morning of 3 December, 20:

Maersk Guayaquil gathers way for Antwerp; 2 December 2018

Under a dramatic sky, 10,000 TEU Saver class Maersk Guayaquil heads out towards her next port call at Antwerp.

Hopper dredger CHARLEMAGNE outbound from Ipswich 30/11/18

101m length hopper dredger Charlemagne passes through Harwich Harbour after making a short visit to the port of Ipswich. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

MSC Ilona arrives, 30 November 2018

The 2001-built container ship MSC Ilona arrives at Felixstowe on the sunny but breezy morning of 30 November 2018.

Pohjanmeri sails, 30 November 18

Survey/Research vessel Pohjanmeri passes through Harwich Harbour on her way to work in the North Sea, morning of 30 November, 2018

Timelapse: Santa Isabel swings, 27 November 2018

Timelapse 3x as Hamburg Sud’s Santa Isabel swings prior to coming alongside at Felixstowe’s berth 9.

First call at first light – Santa Isabel arrives, 27 November 2018

7,100 TEU container ship Santa Isabel arrives for her first call at the Port of Felixstowe at first light on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

RMS Cuxhaven goes astern from Mistley Quay, 25 November, 2018.

Filmed at the small UK port of Mistley, on the River Stour in Essex, RMS Cuxhaven goes astern from the berth, before swinging some distance downriver, on the chilly afternoon…

Quick clip: Not a box in sight: 25 November 2018

Quuick clip – not a box in sight: Triple-E Merete Maersk is ready to go alongside, 25 November 2018

Historic lightship LV18 under tow, 23 November 2018

After a few weeks alongside Orwell Quay at Ipswich while her regular berth at Harwich is being dredged, historic lightship LV18 was tow back home by Gray Salvor on 23…