Category Archives: Ships

Timelapse: Eleonora Maersk comes alongside, 17 February 2019

The 2007-built container ship Eleonora Maersk comes alongside at Felixstowe’ berth 9 – 3x timelapse.

Container ship Dali arrives at Felixstowe, 15 February 2019

The 9,971 TEU container ship Dali arrives at Felixstowe on the bright morning of 15 February 2019.

Fugro 1200 jackup barge at work, 13 February 2019

Working on the East Anglia 1 offshore windfarm shore connector, off Bawdsey, Suffolk, the Fugro 1200 was filmed on the quiet morning of 12 February 2019:

Burgtor arrives ABP Port of Ipswich, 12 February 2019

30 years old and still working hard, general cargo vessel Burgtor arrives at the head of the Orwell on the morning of Tuesday, 12 February 2019:

Ultra Large MSC Anna sails, Part 2 – gathering way, 11 February 2019

Part 2 of our coverage of Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Anna as she begins to gather way in the harbour, releasing her bow tug, and keeping the stern tug…

Megaship MSC Anna sails, part 1 – leaving the quay, 11 February 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Anna leaves berth 9 at Felixstowe on the bright morning of 11 February 2019. See more in part 2.

Ultra Large OOCL Japan cuts and runs at dawn, 8 Feb 2019

The 21,413 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan leaves Felixstowe in a “cut and run” – when the ship sails before all cargo operations have been completed. Cargo due…

Bon Vivant arrives in a gale, 7 February 2019

General cargo vessel Bon Vivant arrives at Harwich Harbour with a westerly wind gusting to around 37 knots on the morning of 7 February, 2019:

Sormovskiy 3058 enters in a gale, 7 February 2019

With a westerly wind blowing at between 26 – 36 knots at around 10am on 7 February 2019, general cargo vessel Sormovskiy 3058 enters harbour, and heads towards Ipswich.

Coaster CHRISTINE heading into the port of Ipswich 6/2/19

89.8m length Christine heads up a misty River Orwell and heads into the ABP port of Ipswich.

E-class EMMA MAERSK departs Port of Felixstowe, 5/2/19

On a misty and overcast Tuesday the ultra large container ship Emma mMersk breaks away from berth 9 with the assistance of tugs Svitzer Kent and Svitzer Deben.

Amaranth out to anchor, 5 February 2019

Oil and Chemical tanker Amaranth heads out toward the anchorage after completing cargo operations at Harwich, to wait until she can go up the River Orwell to Ipswich, her next…

Container ship Navios Azure arrives, 5 February 2019

2007-built container ship Navios Azure arrives at Felixstowe on the misty morning of Tuesday, 5 February 2019:

EKMEN TRANS – general cargo ship heading into Ipswich 2/2/19

At around 4pm the 105m general cargo ship Ekmen Trans heads up the River Orwell and with assistance from tug Gray Salvor heads into the ABP Port of Ipswich.

MSC Emma (ex Maersk Enfield) arrives, 30 January 2018

The 2011-built and newly renamed MSC Emma arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the cold but bright morning of 20 January 2018. She was a regular caller on her…

Arklow Wave & Atlantic Mate pass, 27 January 2019

Arklow Wave, heading up the River Orwell for Ipswich, passes product tanker Atlantic Mate, which has just sailed from harwich, on the breezy morning of 27 January 2019.

Part 2: Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails, 28 January 2019

HNMLS Groningen steaming down Lower Reach of the River Orwell, then entering Harwich Harbour, and passing the berthed container ships at Felixstowe, as she sails from Ipswich out into the…

Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails, part 1; 28 Jan 2019

The 2013 Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Groningen leaves the quay and gets under way after a visit to Ipswich, on the River Orwell.

30 knot winds mean 4 tugs for CSCL Pacific Ocean, 27 January 2018

With winds gusting to around 30 knots, and high container stacks generating massive windage, container ship CSCL Pacific Ocean required 4 tugs to lift her away from the quay at…

HNLMS GRONINGEN berths at Port of Ipswich on goodwill visit, 25/1/19

Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails up the River Orwell, under the Orwell Bridge and berths on the old power station berth at the ABP Port of Ipswich for a…