Category Archives: Ferries

MV Liemba – still steaming, still working after 100 years . .

MV Liemba has been steaming around Lake Tanganyika for over a century – originally built in 1913, and having been scuttled in 1916, she was brought back into service as…

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam Shipspotting, 1st Nov 2014

Fred Vloo’s latest shipspotting video from Rotterdam – as ever, a great selection filmed over a day, by top European shipping film-maker Fred Vloo.

Hand-powered Chain Ferry, Stratford-on-Avon

We’re on holiday, away from the shipping hustle and bustle of the Port of Felixstowe – but even in the heart of England, we can’t escape some form of really…

Selandia Seaways and Stena Britannica sailing, 9th October 2014

DFDS Selandia Seaways sailing from Felixstowe, and Stena Britannica sailing from Harwich on the breezy morning of 9th October, 2014:

New & Old: PS Waverley (1947) & Thalassa Doxa (2014) at Felixstowe

The 1947-built Paddle Steamer Waverley sailing from Tower Pier from Harwich, as the brand new Thalassa Doxa makes her first and maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe – 5th…

Live animal exports – sad trade at dying port

The near-derelict port of Ramsgate in Kent is the last port in the UK to service a trade in live animal exports to Europe – where the worn-out aged sheep…

Selandria Seaways sailing from Felixstowe, 1st July, 2014

Selandria Seaways sailing from Felixstowe in service on the Felixstowe-Rotterdam roro service, 1st July, 2014

MyFerryLink ordered to close Dover-Calais service, but will fight on . .

27th June 2014: Ferry operator MyFerryLink, owned by Channel Tunnel owner Eurotunnel, has been order to stop service within 6 months – but says it will appeal.

Ten-minute ferry trip, 10th June 2014

On the Tilbury Ferry to Gravesend – it’s just 5 minutes each way, with a break at either end! But around high water, there’s lots of activity to see.

Britain’s last barbaric sea trade – live animal export

When the small ex-Russian river ferry Joline calls at Ramsgate, she’s taking live sheep to be slaughtered abroad, in anywhere from unlicensed slaughterhouses, to individual people’s back-gardens . . Additional…

New EU fuel regs and costs close UK-Denmark ferry route

The 140 year old ferry route between Harwich, UK and Esbjerg in Denmark is closing, mainly due to the EU’s decision to enforce new low-sulphur fuel regs that would cost…

Ferry returns to port with truck fire blazing

A fire aboard the Los Cristianos (Tenerife) – La Gomera ferry Volcan de Taburiente, a RoPax vessel owned by Spanish operator, Naviera Armas, forced her to return to port on…

Stena Britannica passengers reported to have “jumped overboard”

2 passengers are reported to have jumped overboard from the Stena Britannica, sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, at about 9.45am on 26th Feb, 2014

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam shipping, 26th Jan 2014

Join Fred Vloo for another of his excellent filming sessions at Rotterdam . . . with Edit Maersk, Mary Maersk, Ariana, Zhen Hua 26, Ever Lotus, APL Paris, Shah Deniz,…

Felixstowe shipping on a misty afternoon, 21st January 2014

Susan Maersk, IMO 9120853, and MSC Rafaela, IMO 9129885, inbound, and MSC Yokohama, IMO 9285665, outbound at Felixstowe on the misty afternoon of Tuesday, 21st January, 2014.

24 hours at the Port of Liverpool

A time-lapse clip from Peel Ports Port of Liverpool – worth watching, we thought: start: 150

Brittany Ferries orders new LNG ferry for 2017

Western Channel ferry operator, Brittany Ferries, have just ordered a new £225m 52,500GT LNG-powered ferry for their UK -Spain routes . . due to start service in 2017.

Into the graving dock – Spirit of Vancouver Island

Filmed by Captain Keith McLaren, this ship is ro-ro passenger vehicle ferry, MV Spirit of Vancouver Island, which is the largest ship in the BC Ferry fleet. She was in…

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam Report – 12th January, 2014

Shipping entering and leaving Rotterdam, filmed on the 12th of January, 2014, by Fred Vloo. Includes: Zhen Hua 14 (large cranes), Zeelandia, Alva Rickmers, Nariva, Hanse Vision, Shoreway (dredger), DS…

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam Report – 5th January, 2014

Shipping entering and leaving Rotterdam, filmed on the 5th of January, 2014, by Fred Vloo. Includes: Emma Maersk, Elly Maersk, Wilpride, E.R. Pusan, ZIM Antwerp, Pride of Hull, CMA CGM…

Rough Day at Dover, part 3: 31 December 2013

The final part of Shipping TV’s 3 part series filmed at the Port of Dover on 31st December, 2012. Includes P & O Spirit of Britain, and My Ferry Link…