Category Archives: News

Ultra Large OOCL Hong Kong returns after a spell at anchor; 5 April 2019

After arriving at Felixstowe at 0607 on 3rd April, OOCL Hong Kong was sent out to anchor while another ship took the berth. She has now returned to complete cargo…

Vayenga Maersk making 15 – 16 knots; 4 April 19

2018-built ice-class container ship Vayenga Maersk making 15 – 16 knots as she approaches Felixstowe in Harwich approach channel, afternoon of 4 April 2019

From Canada: Ice breaker CCGC MARTHA L. BLACK at Lock 2, Welland Canal

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship MARTHA L. BLACK seen downbound entering Lock 2 on the Welland Canal Apr.2, 2019. Filmed by RightInNiagara.

From Japan: CAPE NABIL

Container ship CAPE NABIL passing through the Kanmon Straits (関門海峡 Kanmon-kaikyō) or the Straits of Shimonoseki, which is the stretch of water separating two of Japan’s four main islands. Filmed…

Ultra Large Ever Golden sails from Felixstowe, 1 April 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Golden is helped off the berth by a cool Easterly breeze as she sails from Felixstowe on the sunny morning of 1st April 2019, as…

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…

Ultra Large OOCL Indonesia sails, 29 March 19

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Indonesia leaves the quay at Felixstowe and gather way on the beautiful morning of 29 March, 2019, with tugs Svitzer Shotley (quarter) and Svitzer Deben…

FRONTERA – General cargo ship outbound from port of Ipswich, 29/3/19

106m length general cargo vessel Frontera departs the River Orwell utbound from the ABP port of Ipswich and heads through Harwich Harbour and out to anchor to await orders.

Trinity House seamen to strike on 3 April 2019

The first strike by seamen working for Trinity House in more than 500 years is due to happen on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019:

3 ships passsing by, 27 March 2019: Speciality, APL Oregon, Arklow Fern

A busy 15 minutes at Harwich Harbour on the morning of 27 March, 2019, as chemical/oil tanker Speciality heads in for Harwich, container ship APL Oregon sails from Felixstowe, and…

One Grus – Ocean Network Express Container Ship maiden call at Southampton 25/03/19

The Ocean Network Express Container Ship “One Grus” arriving into Southampton on the 25th March 2019 from her last port call of Antwerp in Belgium for an estimated timed arrival…

Seago Bremerhave sails, 27 March 2018

Although she was built around 12 years ago, container ship Seago Bremerhaven seems to have more attractive and sleek lines than most modern container vessels, as she sails from Felixstowe…

Sun Discoverer heads for Harwich Navyard, 26 March 2019

Geared general cargo vessel Sun Discoverer heads into Harwich Harbour, to berth alongside at the historic Harwich Navyard dock. If a new proposed development goes ahead, Navyard dock will be…

Quiet quays at Felixstowe, 26 March 2019

Felixstowe’s quays were very quiet this morning (26 March 2019) at 9am, with just one ship alongside . . .

Progres towed into Harwich, 24 March 2019

After experiencing problems on her way to Peterhead, general cargo vessel Progres is towed into Harwich Harbour by tugs Grey Test and Svitzer Shotley. Filmed at last light, 7pm, on…

Coral Leader passes Battery Point, Portishead, 19 March 2019

Vehicle carrier Coral Leader passes Battery Point at Portishead, on the Severn Estuary, on her way to enter the Royal Portbury Dock.

THV ALERT arrives at ABP port of Lowestoft, 19/3/19

Utility/buoy handling vessel Alert heads back into Lowestoft after developing a few problems. After arriving in the outer harbour she waits for the bascule bridge to raise and heads into…

Wind & Rain – Triple E Mette Maersk arrives, dismal morning of 15 March 2019

During a week of strong winds and gales, Triple E Mette Maersk arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on a rainy and windy morning, employing all 4 of the port’s…

Lightly laden Triple-E Madison Maersk sails in a strong breeze, 15 March 2019

With a westerly wind at between 21 and 25 knots, Madison Maersk employs 3 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer tugs to clear the berth and get under way, on the morning of…

(AHTS) SIEM RUBY arrives at a windy Harwich Harbour 12/3/19

Offshore Anchor Handling Tug Supply ship arrives at a very windy and overcast Harwich Harbour on her way from the East Anglia 1 windfarm to the port of Harwich. Filmed…

Strong winds stop Ship-to-Shore cranes,12 March 2019

Strong winds are causing container handling problems at ports across Northern Europe, including the Port of Felixstowe, on the UK’s east coast. This video filmed between 8am and 9am on…