Category Archives: Ferries

Down the Thames aboard MV Balmoral, passing London Gateway, 24 June 2016

A short clip filmed aboard 1949-built MV Balmoral, passing the UK’s newest port, London Gateway opened in 2013.

Britannia Seaways sailing for Rotterdam, 22 July 2016

DFDS RoRo ferry Britannia Seaways sailing for Rotterdam on the bright morning of 22nd July 2016.

Japanese Waters: FERRY DOUGO swings and berths for her maiden voyage; 17 July 2016

The Ocean Trans brand new roro/passenger ship FERRY DOUGO arrives at the port of Shin-moji, swings and berths before loading passengers and vehicles for her maiden voyage on 17th July…

Stena Britannica sailing from Harwich, 29 June 2016

The 1,200 passenger RoPax Stena Britannica sailing from Harwich toward Rotterdam, 29th June 2016:

Japanese waters: ConRO – Sinokor Ulsan

Shown passing through Kanmon Strait, Container RoRo ship Sinokor Ulsan, GT 5,356. Filmed by Japanese ship spotter JG2AS.

Thames Skills Academy – new skills training for Thames skippers and crews

Shipping TV attended the launch of the new Thames Skills Academy, created to enhance and improve the skills training and knowledge of the next generation of River Thames Boatmasters and…

Stena Britannica sailing from Felixstowe, 13 May 2016

Regular Stena line ferry Sten Britannica sailing from Harwich on the breezy afternoon of 13th May 2016 . . the little yacht is shown to give you a comparison as…

Stena Britannica arrival delayed by storm Katie; 28 March 2016

Stena Britannica, scheduled to arrive at Harwich from the Hook of Holland at around 5.15 this morning, didn’t make it alongside until around 12.30, after having to wait outside Harwich…

Now THIS is what you call a bumpy crossing . . .

Waves break onto the car deck of a San Juan Island ferry as winds hit 55-60 mph on March 13, 2016:

Ramsgate Ro-Ro Revival, part 1 – new weekly PCTC service

After being unused since 2013, when Transeuropa Ferries ceased operation, Ramsgate ramps are back at work with a new weekly service from Zeebrugge . . and the port is planning…

Freighter hits transporter bridge on Keil Canal, 8 January 2016

General cargo vessel EVERT PRAHM rammed transporter bridge in Rendsburg, Eider river, Kiel Canal, in the morning Jan 8. Vessel and bridge suffered considerable damage. The Canal was cklosed to…

City of Rotterdam heads to Tyne for repairs; 23rd December 2015

After the collision in the Humber with DFDS Primula Seaways, car carrier City of Rotterdam heads for the Tyne for repairs (new pictures):

DFDS Seaways upgrade UK – Rotterdam services; 24 Nov 2015

DFDS Seaways are replacing Anglia Seaways with a larger vessel on the Felixstowe – Rotterdam route, and moving her to their Immingham – Rotterdam route to improve capacity.

UK Royal Marines storm ferry in regular exercise:

Filmed a few months ago on a passenger’s phone, Royal Marines board Caledonian MacBryane’s ferry MV Caledonian as she sails her regular route between between Ardrossan and the Isle of…

Condor Ferries publishes contingency & breakdown plans; 22 October 2015

Sole operator of the UK – Channel Island ferry link, Condor Ferries have published their service/contingency plans after a summer of problems, mainly centred around their new Austal-built Condor Liberation:…

MBNA Clippers launch new commuter boats on the Thames:

Two new high speed catamarans that have travelled over 15,000 miles from where they were built in Tasmania, Australia, have today arrived in their new home the River Thames in…

Cross Channel Ferries: Pride of Kent & Delft Seaways, 13th October 2015

Seen from the cliff-tops above Dover Harbour, P&O’s Pride of Kent and DFDS Delft Seaways sailing on their scheduled services on a breezy day, 13th October 2015:

Ramsgate Animal Export: Barbaric trade continues, 28th August 2015

The UK’s last barbaric seatrade continues, as live animal exporters load 6 trucks of sheep aboard river ferry Joline at Ramsgate, bound for Calais and on to back-garden slaughter throughout…