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Dawn Arrival part 1; Ever Grade maiden call – the swing, timelapse; 25 February 2019

A 3x timelapse of Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Grade swinging at Felixstowe on her maiden call, before coming alongside at berth 9 at dawn on 25 February, 2019. Part…

Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk swings for berth 9 (part 2) 24 February 2019

Making her maiden call at Felixstowe, Ultra Large Container Ship Maastricht Maersk swings to come alongside berth 9.

Maiden Call: Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk arrives, 24 February 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Maastricht Maersk arrives on her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, on the calm morning of Sunday, 24 February 2019

MSC Camille sails from Felixstowe, 21 February 2019

The 14,000 TEU container ship MSC Camille sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of Thursday, 21 February 2019.

MSC Lausanne – ship with an odd-shaped stern; 20 February

During 2015, MSC Lausanne was widened – she had around 7.56 metres of beam added, being cut along her centreline, and box sections added to widen the hull. A new…

Tug AGAMA towing barge through Harwich Harbour, 19/2/19

Small 22m x 7m tug Agama heads through Harwich Harbour on the far side of the main shipping channel towing a barge heading for Mistley.

SEABED WORKER passing through Harwich Harbour 19/2/19

Multi Purpose Support Vessel Seabed Worker arrives in Harwich Harbour on her way into the port of Harwich.

Photos: Isle of Inishmore in drydock, 18 February 2019

A couple of excellent up-close pictures of the Ferry Isle of Inishmore in drydock on the Mersey, taken by David Oates: Photos copyright David Oates, 2019

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.