Category Archives: Container Vessels

3 tugs for Maersk Enping (ex Hyundai Smart) as she sails, 4 October 2019

Look scruffy and in need of a paint job, Maersk Enping employs 3 tugs to clear berth 8 at Felixstowe, and sails towards her next call, Rotterdam, on the morning…

S Santiago arrives in a strong breeze; 27 September 2019

With a strong breeze kicking up a chop in Harwich Harbour, 2006-built container ship S Santiago arrives on the morning of 27 September 2019.

Burgundy arrives very light; 1 October 2019

Container ship Burgundy arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on the autumn morning of Tuesday, 1 October 2019.

4 tugs for MSC Istanbul, windy morning of 29 September 2019

its unusual to see all 4 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet in action with the same ship, but perhaps it was the massive windage of this inbound vessel and a good…

1st call: Mississauga Express arrives light in a strong breeze, 28 Sept

The 1998-built container ship Mississauga Express arrives high out of the water at the port of Felixstowe, with a force 6 strong breeze on the morning of Saturday 28 September…

Sealand Michigan sails, breezey morning of 27 September 2019

The 2000-built container ship Sealand Michigan sails towards Antwerp, after completing her call at Felixstowe, with a WSW breeze at around 20 knots.

MSC Benedetta arrives, breezy morning; 25 September 2019

With a 20 knot Southwesterly breeze stirring up the harbour, 366m MSC Benedetta arrives at Felixstowe on the morning of 25 September, 2019

Real time departure: Ever Given makes fast to tug Svitzer Kent and lets go; 24 September 2019

On the breezy and rainy morning of Tuesday, 24 September, tug Svitzer Kent makes fast to ultra large container ship Ever Given, and she then lets go and leaves the…

Real time swing: Ultra Large Ever Given swings, 21 September 2019

Swinging a massive 400m long, 200,000+ ton container ship drawing 11.3m through 180° is not a fast process – with a fresh breeze blowing in Harwich Harbour, ultra large container…

Ultra Large Ever Given arrives as the sun rises; 21 September 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Given is spotlighted by the rising sun as she arrives at the UK port of Felixstowe on the morning of 21 September 2019

6am – Oder arrives for Ipswich as Svitzer Shotley heads for Ever Given; 21 September 2019.

Just as the sun gets up to the horizon, general cargo vessel Oder enters Harwich Harbour making for Ipswich, while tug Svitzer Shotley heads out to Beach End, where she’ll…

Timelapse: Dock at Dawn; 20 September 2019

Filmed close to the start of nautical twilight on the morning of Friday, 20 September 2019, as the first light began to enter the night sky over the port of…

Dawn arrival – Cap San Vincent sails in, 20 September 2019

As the sky lightens over the North Sea at dawn on 20 September 2019, Cap San Vincent rounds Beach End and enters Harwich Harbour, greeted by tug Svitzer Sky.

Dawn sequence, 20 September 2019 – Svitzer Sky awaits her next job.

At around 6am on Friday, 20 September 2019, Svitzer tug Sky is awaiting her next job – she’ll be bow tug on the soon-to-arrive Cap San Vincent, at the UK…

MSC Ariane leaves the berth, swings and sails; 6 September 2019

365 metre container ship MSC Ariane leaves berth 9 at Felixstowe, swings and sails on the morning of 6 September 2019, heading next for Rotterdam.

World’s Biggest Container Ship: MSC Gulsun clears the berth; 7 September 2019

Slow TV as ultra large container ship MSC Gulsun’s tugs make fast, her bow lines are cast off, and tugs begin to move her away from berth 8 at the…

World’s Biggest Container Ship – MSC Gulsun sails from Felixstowe, 7 Sept 2019

Capable of carrying a staggering 23,756 TEU of containers, the world’s biggest container ship, MSC Gulsun sails after her ad-hoc call at the UK Port of Felixstowe, heading back to…

World’s biggest container ship MSC Gulsun alongside at Felixstowe, 6 September 2019

The latest claimant for the title of “World’s Largest Container Ship” MSC Gulsun is the first of a series of 11 sisterships due to be delivered to MSC. She finally…

Cosco Belgium sails in a Force 6 breeze; 4 September 2019

With an WNW strong breeze blowing the ship onto the berth, a pair of Svitzer tugs have to work hard to get 365m Cosco Belgium clear of berth 8 at…

MSC Geneva arrives in the early morning sun, 2 September 2019

Arriving soon after sunrise on the 2 September 2019, MSC Geneva arrives in Harwich Harbour.

Timelapse: Maribo Maersk swing and berths; 31 August 2019

3x timelapse as ultra large container ship Maribo Maersk swings and comes alongside at berth 8 at the port of Felixstowe.