Dead Slow Astern: MSC Alicante goes astern to berth 7, Felixstowe; 3 August 2019

After swinging in the entrance of the River Stour from Harwich Harbour, MSC Alicante goes astern to Felixstowe’s berth 7, at the up-river end of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal.

Larger ships usually employ two tugs, but Alicante employs just one, Svitzer Sky, to assist her to the berth. Her master and pilot use a combination of main engine, bow thruster and tug to keep her straight while going astern.