Category Archives: Seafarers

Harwich Lifeboat returns to base – 22 December, 2019

After Sunday morning at sea, Harwich RNLI lifeboat passes through the harbour on the way back to her station to await the next shout. In the past, lifeboats were crewed…

Heading for a career at sea – Jack Ibbotson

It’s rare to meet a young person these days who wants to go to sea for a living, but we met Jack Ibbotson a few months ago, and his enthusiasm…

Beautiful moment; 20 July 2019

A hundred years ago, you’d have seen dozens of these Thames Barges crossing Harwich Harbour on every tide, heading for Ipswich, Pin Mill , London river or dozens of other…

Sunday Sailing: THV Alert tows a Light Vessel towards Lowestoft; 20 June 2019

Assisted through Harwich Harbour by tug Gray Test, Trinity House Vessel Alert tows a redundant Light Vessel towards Lowestoft on the bright and breezy morning of Sunday, 30 June 2019.We’re…

Shipping TV Shipping & Logistics NEWS, Friday 21 June 2019

A new version of a twice weekly news show from Shipping TV, dealing with the wider shipping and logistics industries around Europe and the World.

STV Newsclip, 26 April 2019

STV News, 26 April 2019: Trinity House seafarers protest at Harwich, forward view on container ships . . .

Video: Fire-stricken Sincerity Ace under tow towards Imari Bay.

Sincerity Ace was abandoned following a fire on New Year’s Eve roughly 2,000 miles from northwest of Hawaii. Sadly, 5 of her 21 crew members lost their lives in the…

North Lighthouse Vessel Pole Star visits Harwich; 19 July 2018.

An unusual visitor to Harwich – buoy-layer and survey vessel NLV Pole Star arrives at Harwich for a 2 day visit on 19 July, 2018:

Classic Shipping TV – North Sea ro-ro, part 5; back to the UK

Classic Shipping TV video: part 5 of Shipping TV’s 2015 series, North Sea Ro-Ro, arriving back at Felixstowe, where we have a close encounter with a massive Maersk Triple-E container…

Watch: ‘MV FAME’ adrift in force 10 gale: 14 December, 2017

Yesterday afternoon, just before 5.30pm, HM Coastguard received a Pan Pan VHF Radio broadcast from the ‘MV FAME’ reporting that it had engine failure and was drifting 1.2 nm offshore…

Spectacular pilot boarding – would you like the job?

It takes a lot more than rough seas to put off a pilot – here’s a very clear demonstration of skill and ability, combined with a healthy dose of self-confidence…

Rig Paragon 391 entering Harwich Harbour, around 5pm, 17th August 2017

Drilling Rig Paragon B391, capable of drilling to 20,000 ft through up to 390 feet of water, being towed into Harwich Harbour, heading for Harwich International Port. Towing vessels are…

Port of Ramsgate targets RoRo traffic for brighter and busier future:

New Shipping TV news video: At April’s Multimodal exhibition at the NEC ,the Port of Ramsgate was setting out its case for attracting new RoRo traffic:

Seafarers Awareness: 10 Reasons Why Maritime SUCKS (Things To Consider Before Joining Merchant Marine)

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. Working at sea is not easy. In this Vlog ship’s officer JeffHK talks about the harsh reality, and some of the difficulties…