Category Archives: Shipspotting

Ultra large OOCL United Kingdom departs Felixstowe; 4 November 2019

After completing her swing off berth 9 at Felixstowe, ultra large container ship OOCL United Kingdom gathers way and heads out of Harwich Harbour towards her next call at Zeebrugge.

Ultra Large Ever Govern gathers way; 5 November 2019

2019-built and scrubber-equipped ultra large container ship Ever Govern gathers way after sailing from berth 8 at Felixstowe, on the dull and misty morning of 5 November, 2019.

Ultra large MARGRETHE MAERSK arriving/berthing at the port of Felixstowe 5/11/19

399m long Margrethe Maersk arrives in Harwich Harbour on approach to the port of Felixstowe and with 3 Svitzer tugs she swings and berths on Felixstowe number 8.

Timelapse: OOCL United Kingdom swings, 4 November 2019

Ultra large container ship OOCL United Kingdom leaves the quay at Felixstowe, and swings in this 3x timelapse video.

Coaster PATRON heading into the port of Ipswich 4/11/19

118m length coaster Patron heads up the River Orwell, sails under the Orwell bridge and heads into the port of Ipswich.

CSCL Jupiter arrives looking tired and hard-worked; 4 November 2019

366m container ship CSCL Jupiter arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 4 November 2019, looking well due for a good paint and clean up . ….

CPO Baltimore arriving from Salerno; 3 November 2019

Operating on a rotation linking North East Europe with Turkey Greece and Italy, CPO Baltimore arrives at Felixstowe from her last call at Salerno, Italy.

Ultra Large Ever Govern arrives just before the gale: 2 November 2019

Evergreen ultra large container ship Ever Govern arrives at the UK port of Felixstowe at around 8am – just a couple of hour before a southerly gale, blowing force 7…

Newsclip: Ever Govern sneeks in, 2 Nov 2019

A quick on-the-spot report as Ever Govern arrives at Felixstowe – wind forecast to increase to gale force as the morning progresses . . . Full video on her arrival…

Ancient & Modern – sailing trawler Excelsior at Lowestoft; 31 October 2019

The restored 1923 sailing trawler Excelsior, LT472 enters Lowestoft inner harbour through the Bascule Bridge, and a look at a trio of more modern vessels alongside the quays.

Putford Worker leaves Great Yarmouth, 29 October 2019

44 years old, but still going strong and handling the North Sea’s most hostile weather, offshore supply vessel Putford Worker pushes out into the cold expanses after rounding Brush Turn.

Putford Voyager running astern at Lowestoft; 29 October 2019:

Offshore Service vessel Putford Voyager running astern towards her berth through Lowestoft inner harbour on the morning of Tuesday 29 October, 2019.

Offshore Service Vessel Vos Glamour rounds Brush Turn. 29 October.

Great Yarmouth is 2 ports in one – a busy river port, handling ships and smaller craft connected with offshore industries like windfarms and oil/gas rigs. There is also an…

Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk comes alongside in real time; 26 October 2019

Filmed in real time, Maersk Line Triple-E Maastricht Maersk takes around 20 minutes to come alongside berth 9 at the Port of Felixstowe, employing 4 tugs in a force 6…

Maastricht Maersk swings in a strong breeze, 26 Oct

With a force 6 south-westerly, Maastricht Maersk employs 4 tugs to swing after entering Harwich Harbour – and with that amount of power, added to the wind, she really swings…

Cap San Sounio sails after her first call; 25 October 2019

Looking smart in her red and white livery, 2014-built container ship Cap San Sounio departs from Felixstowe’s berth 9, heading towards Rotterdam. Like to help us produce more shipping video?…

4 tugs for Maastricht Maersk in a force 6; 26 October 2019

With a SW force 6 breeze blow straight onto berth 9 at Felixstowe, the pilot and master of Triple-E Maastricht Maersk elect to employ all 4 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet…

EX-Baltic Trader Queen Galadriel heads out, 25 October 2019

Still earning her living after being built in 1937 and having a hardworking life, Queen Galadriel is now a training ship, operated by the Cirdan Trust, and taking crews of…

MSC Venice berths in real time; 19 October 2019

Moving a 400m long container ship sideways, up to her berth, is hard work, yet it needs a delicate and gentle touch – laying over 170,000 tonnes of steel and…

MSC Venice; real time swing, 19 0ctober 2019

Most ships arriving at Felixstowe swing before coming alongside their berth, and its a long process – this film runs for about 9 minutes, but there’s a four or five…

Cap San Sounio working containers, 22 October 2019

Among the smartest ships calling at Felixstowe, these Hamburg Sud 333 metre container ship are now being used in traffic between the Far East and North East Europe – owned…