Shipspotters Sunday 38: Ever Legion, Maiden and 1st Call

Ever Legion makes her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, berthed at 10.45am today, Sunday 11th August 2013.

Historical shipping: SB Centaur wins a brand new bottom . .

Thames Sailing Barge Trust’s SB Centaur has won a £100,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new outer bottom . . . Pictures courtesy of the Thames Sailing…

Bridge view: VLCC Pisces Star into Rotterdam.

Join pilot Robert Blonk on the bridge of VLCC Pisces Star, length overall 333 metres (1092ft), and draught 22 metres (72ft), as he guides her into the Port of Rotterdam,…

Shipspotters Midweek: Xin Mei Zhou inbound, 31st July

China Shipping Line’s Xin Mei Zhou inbound and berthing at the port of Felixstowe’s berths 8 & 9 , Wednesday 31st July, 2013.

Timelapse: Triple E maiden call in Busan . .

Made by 2nd Officer Yaroslav Karetnikov of the MÆRSK MC-KINNEY MØLLER, this timelapse documents the very first port call of the the world’s largest container ship and Maersk’s first Triple-E…

Shipspotters Midweek: Cosco Fortune berthing in a breeze, 29/07/13

With a strong breeze, Cosco Fortune needed 3 tugs to swing and berth safely at Felixstowe’s berths 8 & 9 on Monday, 29th July 2013.

OOCL Brussels & MOL Commitment at Southampton

Filmed by Steve Carrett, OOCL Brussels & MOL Commitment at Southampton’s DP World terminal. Both vessels are new builds, having first entered service in 2013.

Maersk Triple-E cascade brings larger ships to UK

The introduction of Maersk Line’s first Triple E container ship has initiated a cascade that will bring larger Maersk vessels to the UK’s Port of Felixstowe . . .

30 rescued from sinking tall ship . .

30 people were rescued from the Dutch sail training vessel after she hit rocks at Ballymacus Point near Kinsale in Cork, Ireland. RNLI says that the Astrid had lost power…

Feeders at Southampton . .

Filmed by Steve Carrett in July 2013; Katharina B and Vega Stockholm, regular feederline callers at Southampton.

Shipspotters Sunday 37c: Eugen Maersk sailing, 21 July 2013

Final part of our Eugen Maersk trilogy, as she sails from the Port of Felixstowe this misty Sunday morning, 21st July 2013.

Shipspotters Sunday 37b: Eugen Maersk working containers, 20 July 2013

Part 2 of our Eugen Maersk weekend, working containers alongside Felixtowe’s Trinity Terminal, filmed on Saturday 20th July 2013.

Shipspotters Sunday 37: Eugen Maersk inbound, 19 July 2013

Eugen Maersk weekend, part 1: When Eugen Maersk entered service in 2008 she was one of the world’s largest ships – a 15,500 TEU Maersk E-class, 398 metres overall. She’s…

London Gateway – new port nearly ready for trade . . .

The first berth at the UK’s newest container port, DP World’s London Gateway, is getting closer to completion – with a vessel alongside for trials, tests and training . .

MOL Endeavor, outbound from Rotterdam

A timelapse video from Rotterdam pilot Robert Blonk, filmed from the bridge of MOL Endeavor, outbound from Rotterdam in March 2013:

Shipspotters Sunday 36: ER Pusan & Stena Britannica

Filmed on the 13th July, 2013; Stena Britannica outbound on her daytime sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, and ER Pusan inbound towards Felixstowe, with Tug Stanford.

Cyprus Cement collides with marina . .

Saturday, July 6th, while leaving the port of Levanger, Trondheimsfjorden, Norway, the bulk carrier Cyprus Cement apparently encountered propulsion problems and drove astern into the Levanger Marina, causing serious damage.

OOCL Antwerp sailing from Southampton:

Filmed by Steve Carrett on the 7th July 2013, the container ship OOCL Antwerp is seen here making her 07:05am departure from Southamptons (DP World) Container Port outbound for her…

Aegean collision, July 4th . . video + photos

Hellenic Coastguards have reported a collision incident in the sea area southwest of Cape Fasa, between the Maltese flagged freighter KATHERINE and the Panamanian flagged freighter BARU SATU. KATHERINE had…

Discovery, Abis Bergen & Maersk Alfirk sailing

Cruise ship Discovery sailing from Harwich, Abis Bergen sailing from Ipswich, and Maersk Alfirk sailing from Felixstowe, on Thursday 4th July 2013:

North Truck departing Gt Yarmouth

Oil rig supply vessel North Truck sailing from Gt Yarmouth on Wednesday, 3rd July 2013, about 8pm.