Category Archives: Shipspotting

Shispotters Sunday 35: Jork Ruler + Capucine inbound

Jork Ruler & Stena Line’s Capucine inbound at Felixstowe on Friday, 28th June, 2013. Capucine is a one of the regular Harwich – Rotterdam ferries.

Shipspotters Sunday #34: Maersk Montana & MSC Ravenna on a breezy day

Force 5 to 7 breeze into Harwich, and large container vessels like MSC Ravenna need an extra tug on hand to ensure an easy swing before coming alongside . ….

Sailing Barges on the River Orwell . .

Sailing Barge Victor under staysail and topsail, ghosting up the Orwell on the flood on Sunday, 16th June 2013. Later she is overtaken by SB Centaur, under engine.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 33: CSCL Africa Outbound

On Friday 14th June 2013, CSCL Africa outbound from Felixstowe, heading towards Hamburg – her 2nd European call on this rotation.

First Triple-E named Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller

The naming ceremony for Maersk Line’s first new Triple-E; not long to go before she’s ready to start loading her first boxes:

Shipspotters Bonus: Cosco Excellence

The 141,823 GRT Cosco Excellence steams into Felixstowe on the 8th June 2013, keeping the tugs busy as she berths longside berths 8/9 in a strong breeze straight off the…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 32: Barging about . . .

Back in 2008, we took a quick trip aboard the restored sailing barge Victor, passing the Port of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal. We also had the chance of a chat with…

Rotterdam shipping early June, 2013

Published by Fred Vloo on 5 Jun 2013: CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt, Hyundai Global, Pictor J, Genmar Kara G, Zim London, Geopotes 15, Maersk Stockholm, Delta Sailor, Scorpius, Sophia,…

Historic Vessels at Chatham Maritime . . .

Motor Tug Kent and tosher Fearnought, along with tug Barking, are moored at Chatham Marina, part of Chatham Maritime. They’re kept in exceptional condition by The South Eastern Tug Society,…

Seven Seas Voyager sailing from Southampton . .

Filmed by our man in Southampton, Steve Carrett, Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Voyager makes her departure from Southampton’s City Cruise Terminal at 18:02pm on the 2nd June, 2013 ….

Not how they do it in Dover . .

Another fascinating exercise in rough weather ro-ro operations in the Greek Islands . . big wind, no tugs, but the passengers and truck have got to get off . ….

Shipspotters Sunday Special 31: Night sailing

Back in 2008, film-maker Chris Gosling was privileged to be invited onto the bridge of DFDS ferry Princess of Norway (now Princess Seaways) as Captain Jesper Bern took her out…

Shipspotters Bonus: Hammersmith Bridge outbound

Join us for a quick survey of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal berths on the 31st May 2013, before watching Hammersmith Bridge lift off the berth with just one tug astern and…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 30: the rock-hopper!

A quick blast back to 2008 to see the little special purpose vessel Ville delivering around 500 tons of rock to a beach, where it will form part of sea…

Rotterdam, 13th May by Fred Vloo . .

25 minutes of solid shipspotting by top film-maker Fred Vloo! His comments: “Not the best quality this time due to wrong camera settings and the lack of a tripod. Shipspotting…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 29: First Call

Filmed on Friday, 17th May 2013 – The brand new Hanoi Bridge sails in on her first UK call, followed by Sirena Seaways, running the Harwich – Esbjerg route.

Midweek Shipspotters Special -15th May 2013

Filmed on 13 May, Celebrity Infinity sailing from Harwich, and Maersk Sheerness sailing from Felixstowe Trinity on a breezy afternoon.

Euphrates Highway departing Southampton

With this video we’re welcoming Steve Carrett, an excellent shipping videographer working around the Port of Southampton. Vehicle carrier Euphrates Highway, GRT 59,447, built 2012, departing Southampton’s Ocean Dock 44…