Tag Archives: barge

Beautiful moment; 20 July 2019

A hundred years ago, you’d have seen dozens of these Thames Barges crossing Harwich Harbour on every tide, heading for Ipswich, Pin Mill , London river or dozens of other…

Tugs turn out for Bokabarge 9 arriving for Harwich; 16 July 2019.

Three of the Felixstowe Svitzer tug fleet turn out to assist tug Viking bring Deck Cargo Pontoon Bokabarge 9 into Harwich Harbour and up to her berth safely and without…

History Afloat: Coasting voyage up the Thames aboard Mark Prior.

Join Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling for a voyage from the River Colne near Colchester to Brewers Wharf, Deptford Creek, on the Thames, filmed in 2015 aboard the 1969-built aggregate carrier…

Tug AGAMA towing barge through Harwich Harbour, 19/2/19

Small 22m x 7m tug Agama heads through Harwich Harbour on the far side of the main shipping channel towing a barge heading for Mistley.

Fugro 1200 jackup barge at work, 13 February 2019

Working on the East Anglia 1 offshore windfarm shore connector, off Bawdsey, Suffolk, the Fugro 1200 was filmed on the quiet morning of 12 February 2019:

Jackup platform PARAGON C20051 being towed by 4 tugs to Harwich, 25/8/18

Jackup platform Paragon c20051 slowly makes her way into Harwich Harbour with tugs Zeus of Finland and Thor, and Felixstowe-based tugs Svitzer Kent and Svitzer Shotley, and heads for Harwich…

History Afloat; Sailing barge Reminder storming along, 19 August 2018

Despite the grey weather, sailing barge Reminder takes us back to the days when fifty or more barges set sail from Harwich, Ipswich, Mistley and creeks on the Orwell and…

MTS Valour departs Felixstowe with her tow, 6 February 2018

Tug MTS Valour sails from Felixstowe, with her tow, barge Terra Marique, mid-morning on 6 February 2018. They are heading for Ellesmere Port, due to arrive there on Sunday, 11th…

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…

MTS Taktow and MTS Vanquish with their tow, 17 Nov, 2017

Filmed as part of a lens test, tugs MTS Taktow (in the lead) and MTS Vanquish (astern) take their tow out of Harwich on Friday, 17 November 2017.

2 Historic Trading Barges, 27 June 17

Coastal and river traffic was a vital part of commerce in the past, and Humber trading barges like Waterdog, built in 1876, and Thames Sailing Barge Repertor, built in 1924,…

Transocean Winner aground at Dalmore, Isle of Lewis:

Transocean Winner aground at Dalmore, Isle of Lewis, after breaking her towline while in heavy weather. No crew were aboard, and there have been no injuries. Some diesel fuel is…

Thames Skills Academy – new skills training for Thames skippers and crews

Shipping TV attended the launch of the new Thames Skills Academy, created to enhance and improve the skills training and knowledge of the next generation of River Thames Boatmasters and…

Self-propelled jack-up platform Sea Installer, 9 August, 2015

A2SEA’s self-propelled jack-up platform ship Sea Installer sailing from Harwich on the afternoon of 9th August, 2015. She is on her way to the Irish Sea.

History afloat: Thames Barge Thalatta sailing from Harwich, 7th July 2015

Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta working her way out of Harwich Harbour with a good breeze on the morning of 7th July, 2015.

Sailing Barge Victor: Off to the Pin Mill Barge Match! Pt 1.

Part 1 of our trip aboard Victor down to see the start of the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, organised by the Pin Mill Sailing Club:

Pin Mill Barge Match, 27 June 2015 – start and finish

Here’s a quick clip of the bowsprit and staysail class starts in the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, sailed on 27th June 2015, and of the first barge home, Edme,…

Buoy maintenance at Harwich Harbour, 10th June, 2015

Harwich Harbour Authority’s workboat and pollution control vessel Haven Hornbill replacing the Fort Buoy at Harwich, just off Felixstowe’s Landguard Fort and port viewing area:

Rotterdam shipspotting, 10th May, 2015 – by Fred Vloo

A relatively rare new film from top Dutch videographer Fred Vloo, who had to reduce his shipspotting activities when he lost his employment some time ago. His high-quality work has…

Dredger and hoppers working at Felixstowe, 24 April 2015

Backhoe dredger Manu Pekka, hoppers and tug working on the new 190 metre quay extension at Felixstowe: