Tag Archives: gale

Newsclip: Gale force winds at the Port of Felixstowe, noon, 2 Nov 2019

A quick on-the-spot report from the Port of Felixstowe at noon, as winds are gusting to force 7 and gale 8 on the quayside. Not good conditions to be at…

Newsclip: Ever Govern sneeks in, 2 Nov 2019

A quick on-the-spot report as Ever Govern arrives at Felixstowe – wind forecast to increase to gale force as the morning progresses . . . Full video on her arrival…

Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk comes alongside in real time; 26 October 2019

Filmed in real time, Maersk Line Triple-E Maastricht Maersk takes around 20 minutes to come alongside berth 9 at the Port of Felixstowe, employing 4 tugs in a force 6…

Maastricht Maersk swings in a strong breeze, 26 Oct

With a force 6 south-westerly, Maastricht Maersk employs 4 tugs to swing after entering Harwich Harbour – and with that amount of power, added to the wind, she really swings…

4 tugs for MSC Istanbul, windy morning of 29 September 2019

its unusual to see all 4 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet in action with the same ship, but perhaps it was the massive windage of this inbound vessel and a good…

Wind & Rain – Triple E Mette Maersk arrives, dismal morning of 15 March 2019

During a week of strong winds and gales, Triple E Mette Maersk arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on a rainy and windy morning, employing all 4 of the port’s…

Lightly laden Triple-E Madison Maersk sails in a strong breeze, 15 March 2019

With a westerly wind at between 21 and 25 knots, Madison Maersk employs 3 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer tugs to clear the berth and get under way, on the morning of…

Strong winds stop Ship-to-Shore cranes,12 March 2019

Strong winds are causing container handling problems at ports across Northern Europe, including the Port of Felixstowe, on the UK’s east coast. This video filmed between 8am and 9am on…

Bon Vivant arrives in a gale, 7 February 2019

General cargo vessel Bon Vivant arrives at Harwich Harbour with a westerly wind gusting to around 37 knots on the morning of 7 February, 2019:

Sormovskiy 3058 enters in a gale, 7 February 2019

With a westerly wind blowing at between 26 – 36 knots at around 10am on 7 February 2019, general cargo vessel Sormovskiy 3058 enters harbour, and heads towards Ipswich.

30 knot winds mean 4 tugs for CSCL Pacific Ocean, 27 January 2018

With winds gusting to around 30 knots, and high container stacks generating massive windage, container ship CSCL Pacific Ocean required 4 tugs to lift her away from the quay at…

Watch: ‘MV FAME’ adrift in force 10 gale: 14 December, 2017

Yesterday afternoon, just before 5.30pm, HM Coastguard received a Pan Pan VHF Radio broadcast from the ‘MV FAME’ reporting that it had engine failure and was drifting 1.2 nm offshore…

Storm Doris: cranes all up as Doris approaches East Coast; 23 February 2017

With the wind gusting to 30 knots by 8am, and 40 knots by 10am, Felixstowe’s ship-to-shore cranes ceased operation by 7.30am – but maritime operations continue. PS: Storm Doris –…

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:

At sea aboard an ERRV, February 2015

Aboard an Emergency Response and Rescue vessel in the chilly month of February, 2015, in the far northern part of the North Sea:

World record: 520 containers overboard from Svendborg Maersk

Instead of the 50 containers first reported, and the 200 – 300 later guessed at, cargo surveyors at the port of Malaga estimated a total of around 520 boxes lost…

At sea in 100mph winds:

HDV video from a go pro on the mast of an Interceptor 48 Pilot boat at sea during hurricane force winds off Cork, Ireland in February 2014, as well as…

December storm – rough day at work!

If you’ve ever wanted to experience really rough weather, without having to put up with the cold and violent movements, try watching this video shot by a crew member aboard…