Category Archives: Ships

Shipspotters Sunday 14: MSC Vega

Filmed on Saturday, 2nd February 2013, MSC Vega entering Felixstowe, swinging, and berthing at berths 8/9. Difficult berthing due to strong NW breeze, about 20 knots, on the vessels starboard…

On the bridge of Ebba Maersk . .

Recorded summer 2012 by pilot Hans Peter Hansen, aboard the Ebba Maersk – a stroll around the bridge whilst steaming towards the Port of Aarhus. The video is © Maersk…

Midweek shipspotters special . .

First in our new occasional series of midweek shipping films, this edition features the CSCL Europe, a 2004 vessel, departing from Felixstowe on the 27th January 2013 after making her…

Shipspotters Sunday 13: Norman Arrow, part 2

Filmed in 2009 – on the bridge of LD Lines Incat 112m wave-piercing catamaran Norman Arrow, we hear about this then-new vessel from Captain Simon Moore. Followed by entering Boulogne…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 12: Felixstowe traffic 19/01/13

Traffic at the Port of Felixstowe filmed on 19th January 2013, including Ever Lambent inbound, and Maersk Surabaya and YM Unison outbound.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 11: view from the bridge

Filmed back in 2009 – we’re on the bridge of LD Lines Norman Arrow, with Captain Simon Moore and his bridge team, as she leaves Dover in autumn 2009. Part…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 10: Outbound, 4th January

Susan Maersk, HS Mozart and Sloman Discoverer outbound from Felixstowe and Harwich, 4th January, 2013.

New Year Shipspotters Special 9: RNLI Lifeboats

As someone who has boated for around 50 years, I’ve got a great deal of respect for men who go to sea when others are heading for any shelter they…

Maersk modify nose bulbs for slower steaming . .

Global shipping line Maersk spend around $7 billion a year on fuel so modified bulbous bows, saving around 5% of the fuel bill, could be a good investment. Adding other…

TransEuropa adds ex-P&O ferry to fleet

TransEuropa Ferries have just announced that they have chartered the ex-P&O Pride of Calais as their new Ostend Spirit, planning to increase their Ramsgate-Ostend service to 12 sailings a day.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 8: Battlestone

A look back into the past, to some degree for this christmas season – its the Battlestone, which still sails from near Newark to Whitwood wharf, near Castleford – 15…

First ship, first cranes at London Gateway

The first ship has arrived at the new port of London Gateway, delivering the first four Automatic Stacking Cranes . .

Rotterdam Shipping, 16 Dec 2012, with Fred Vloo

Outstanding shipspotters video from Rotterdam, filmed by Fred Vloo on the 16th December 2012. This video ncludes: CMA CGM Marco Polo, Edith Maersk, Svitzer Marken, Serra-Mert, Wilson Husum, OOCL London,…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7b: MSC Cristina

Published on 16th december by Felixstowe News: on Saturday 15th December, MSC Cristina entering harbour at Felixstowe, and coming alongside in a fresh breeze:

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7a: Botswana

Published 16th December 2012, Botswana chartered by MSC, coming into Felixstowe on Saturday, 15th December

CMA CGM Marco Polo in Southampton

First published by Felixstowe News on 9th December, 2012: CMA CGM Marco Polo made her European Maiden call at DP World, Southampton, on Sunday, 9th December 2012. This video also…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 6

First published in Felixstowe News, 9th December 2012. This Sunday we’ve got Wilson Lista, passing through on her way from Ipswich to Immingham, and Svitzer Stanford, testing her firefighting monitors…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 5

First published by Felixstowe News on the 29th November 2012: this week, we’re looking back at Cosco America leaving Felixstowe on 27th November 2012. The feeder Gertrud was also steaming…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 4

Published on Sunday 25th November, 2012 – despite high winds gusting 46mph and stopping Port of Felixstowe container operations, Stena Britannica sailed on time at 10am from Harwich International Port….

Missed crane collapse, and Houston Bridge . .

On the 5th of October 2012 – a bit of a disaster! We just missed the strategic second when the 2nd crane went down, so to make up for it,…

Harwich Haven traffic, 26th Sept 2012

Filmed on the 26th September 2012, we take a look at vessels passing through Harwich Harbour – here’s Seatruck Progress heading for a Ro-ro berth at Felixstowe, chartered in for…