Storm Doris: Ro-ro Britannia Seaways leaves her berth with 2 tugs, 23 February 2017

Ro-ro Ferries like Britannia Seaways are designed to carry out all their manoeuvres under their own power, using their powerful bowthrusters and twin engines, and Becker rudders to control propeller thrust.

But on some rare occasions, the master might need to engage tugs to help the ship with close quarters control – and this morning, February 23rd, with Storm Doris coming in, was one of those.