Category Archives: safety

Border Force Vigilant in dock, 13 May 2019

Looking like a minature warship, Border Force patrol vessel Vigilant is shown undergoing work at the SMS Group dry dock at Lowestoft, Suffolk.

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…

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:

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…

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…

Historic lightship LV18 under tow, 23 November 2018

After a few weeks alongside Orwell Quay at Ipswich while her regular berth at Harwich is being dredged, historic lightship LV18 was tow back home by Gray Salvor on 23…

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:

YM Efficiency loses 83 containers off Australian coast:

Conatiner ship YM Efficiency situated off the coast at Dee Why (northern Sydney, Australia) after losing 83 containers off the Newcastle coast:

MSC & Maersk vessels collide at Callao, Chile

MSC & Maersk manage a scrape at the Chilean port of Callao – 4,258 TEU Laura Maersk and 11,000 TEU MSC Shuba B collided while maneuvering close to the quay,…

Sheltering in the Downs during Storm Georgina, 24 Jan 2018

Filmed from Deal beach during Storm Georgina, dredger Barent Zanen and reefer Baltic Clipper ride out the strong wind in the Downs, a historic anchorage and storm shelter between Kent’s…

Unique video “Flying on the Maersk”, Port of Seattle

Have you ever wanted to be there when the twistlocks are released on the top layer of boxes on a big container ship? This excellent video by Dean Wallace will…

Video: Kotug say drone tug hook-up will improve safety:

Revolutionary invention by KOTUG KOTUG first company to use drone technology for safer tug operations KOTUG has applied for a patent to use drone technology in its tug operations, in…