Category Archives: Bridge View

Heading for a career at sea – Jack Ibbotson

It’s rare to meet a young person these days who wants to go to sea for a living, but we met Jack Ibbotson a few months ago, and his enthusiasm…

Classic Shipping TV – North Sea ro-ro, part 4

New Classic Shipping TV video: part 4 of Shipping TV’s 2015 series, North Sea Ro-Ro, sailing home from Rotterdam aboard DFDS Selandia Seaways – slowly out of the Vulcaanhaven basin…

Classic Shipping TV: North Sea Ro-ro part 3.

Part 3 of Shipping TV’s 2015 series, North Sea Ro-Ro, as we complete the North Sea crossing and head up the New Waterway towards the Vulcaanhaven basin at Vlaadingen, where…

STV Classic: North Sea Ferry, part 1: Felixstowe outbound

Classic Shipping TV video: part 1 of Shipping TV’s 2015 series, North Sea Ro-Ro, filmed aboard DFDS Seaways freight ferries Suecia Seaways and Sealandia Seaways, working between Felixstowe and Vlaardingen,…

Classic Shipping TV: Mark Prior to London, part 2

Shipping TV Classic: part 2 of our four part series filmed aboard sand barge Mark Prior, taking us from the River Colne estuary south to the mouth of the River…

Classic Shipping TV: aboard Mark Prior to London, part 1

Shipping TV Classic: part 1 of our four part series, sailing from Fingringhoe on the River Colne in Essex, up the River Thames to Deptford aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior,…

Shipping TV Classic – bow to bow aboard Svitzer Shotley, part 1

Shipping TV Classic! The ultimate up-close shipping video, filmed aboard tug Svitzer Shotley back in April 2015, as she goes bow-to-bow with the mighty Maersk Edinburgh to make fast at…

Unique video “Flying on the Maersk”, Port of Seattle

Have you ever wanted to be there when the twistlocks are released on the top layer of boxes on a big container ship? This excellent video by Dean Wallace will…

Video: Ted Ingham’s Shipping Highlights of 2017

A 10 minute video by the excellent Ted Ingham of shipping highlights he filmed through the lens of the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 from the shoreline and from his Colvic…

Seafarers Awareness: 10 Reasons Why Maritime SUCKS (Things To Consider Before Joining Merchant Marine)

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. Working at sea is not easy. In this Vlog ship’s officer JeffHK talks about the harsh reality, and some of the difficulties…

Seafarers Awareness Week 2017 launch

Last night, Thursday 9 February, saw the official launch of the 2017 Seafarers Awareness Week, organised by Seafarers UK. We’ll have a full report online on Shipping TV within the…

Steam Tug Portwey on the River Thames – 30/07/2016

A little cruise on the River Thames aboard the preserved Steam-Tug “Portwey” from the Isle of Dogs up to Tower Bridge and then back past Greenwich to The O2 on…

MV Balmoral approaching and berthing at Southend Pier, June 2016

Historic Excursion Ship MV Balmoral arriving at Southend, Essex, and coming alongside at Southend Pier – the world’s longest pleasure pier, on 20th June 2016:

Maritime History: Thames Forts aboard MV Balmoral, June 2016

Join cameraman Geoff Hale aboard excursion ship MV Balmoral aa he takes a look at Thames forts Red Sands and Shivering Sands, dating from World War ll and still standing…

Dawn pilotage to Vlaardingen aboard Sten Frigg

Join Pilot Sebastiaan van Oort aboard tanker Sten Frigg for an early hours trip from the sea to Vlaardingen – complete with navigational information and detail:

Bridge View: LPG tanker into Rotterdam

A view from the bridge of the 100m LPG tanker Eco Nemesis, filmed by pilot Sebastiaan van Oort, sailing from the New Waterway entrance to the Chemiehaven, Botlek, Rotterdam.

Bad weather in the North Sea – aboard Elisabeth, 658 TEU Feeder.

Feeder vessel Elisabeth sailing between Felixstowe and Teesport in February 2016, with the wind reported at between Force 9 and 10:

Hit and Run on the way to scrapping – Malaysia

A German-owned containership, the 2,732 TEU Elbwolf, bound for scrapping in South Asia, was detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) after the crew were accused of a hit…

At sea in Storm Gertrude – January, 2016

If you’d like experience what being at sea in a major storm is like, join Bigwavemaster aboard the ERRV. as Storm Gertrude passes through – filmed 100 Nautical Miles North…

View from the bridge – Al Muraykh at Gateway, 1st January, 2016

Join us on the bridge of UASC’s Ultra-Large Container Ship Al Muraykh at London Gateway, and meet the Captain and Chief Officer as the ship is unloaded.