Tag Archives: passenger vessels

Photos: Isle of Inishmore in drydock, 18 February 2019

A couple of excellent up-close pictures of the Ferry Isle of Inishmore in drydock on the Mersey, taken by David Oates: Photos copyright David Oates, 2019

4-ship morning: Stena Britannica heads for Rotterdam; 12 December 2018

North Sea ferry Stena Britannica turns into Harwich Harbour from the River Stour, and heads out – next stop, Hook of Holland.

Cruise ship MARCO POLO arriving at Tilbury 23/10/18

At around 07:30 on Tuesday 23rd October the 176m cruise ship Marco Polo arrives at London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, and with the assistance of tugs Svitzer London and Svitzer…

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…

News update: Felixstowe’s troubles continue, 16 August 2018

Despite the Port of Felixstowe’s assurances that everything is fine, shipping lines and hauliers are still not happy . . .

Peel’s Liverpool2 plans to impress as 2 services switch

Liverpool2, Peel Ports flagship container terminal at Liverpool, is due to welcome 2 transatlantic services – TA2 from the 2M Alliance, Maersk and MSC, and Maesk’s own Columbia Express on…

Ferry Stena Scotia arrives for Harwich, 21 June 2018

North Sea ferry Stena Scotia arrives to pass through the harbour, heading for Parkeston Quay – or Harwich International Port, as we call it now . . late afternoon of…

Stena Britannica builds to service speed, 5 June 2018

Harwich – Hook ferry Stena Britannica rounds Beach end Turn, and builds her speed up to her cruising speed for the run – between 17 and 18 knots.

Seago Felixstowe sails from Felixstowe, 8 May 2018

Felixstowe sails from Felixstowe – the relatively small container ship Seago Felixstowe sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the bright and warm morning of 8 May 2018.

Costa Magica arrives for Harwich, at 8am on 6 May 2018

2004-built cruise liner Costa Magica arriving at Harwich at around 8am on the morning of 6 May, 2018. She’ll be away again at around 8pm, making for her next call…

Severn Provider heads out to work, 19 April

Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610 Severn Provider heads out into the North Sea from Harwich on the calm morning of 19 April 2018

Stena Gothica arrives Harwich, passing Skandi Constructor, 23 March 2018

Ferry Stena Gothica arrives at Harwich harbour from Rotterdam, passing Well Stimulation Vessel Skandi Constructor on her way in, 23 March 2018.

Classic Shipping TV – North Sea ro-ro, part 5; back to the UK

Classic Shipping TV video: part 5 of Shipping TV’s 2015 series, North Sea Ro-Ro, arriving back at Felixstowe, where we have a close encounter with a massive Maersk Triple-E container…

Ultra short ferry crossing – the Woolwich ferry, River Thames; 15 March 2018

Join us on a 44 tonne HGV aboard the Woolwich Ferry, crossing the River Thames in London – it’s an unusual and interesting experience, aboard one of the trio of…

Stena Britannica heads out, 6 March 2018

The very smart looking Stena Britannica heads out of Harwich on her daily run to the Hook of Holland, on the bright morning of Tuesday 6 March 2018:

Calais Seaways turns hard at Dover, Storm Georgina, 24 Jan 2018

DFDS Calais Seaways makes a hard turn to port, assisted by DHB tug Dauntless, to set herself up to leave Dover Harbour’s Eastern Entrance, during Storm Georgina on the morning…

European Seaway arrives during Storm Georgina, 24 Jan 2018

P & O freight ferry European Seaway arriving at the Port of Dover at around 10.45am on the morning of 24 January 2018, during Storm Georgina:

Costa Crociere – Costa Diadema arrives at the Cagliari Cruise Terminal

Filmed by Gigio Karalis on the morning of December 26 – incredibly beautiful and sunny without wind. the Costa Diadema is beautiful: great in numbers (can accommodate almost 5000 people)…

Stena Britannica and President Cleveland pass in narrow channel, 15 Dec 2017

New Shipping TV video: Ferry Stena Britannica and container ship President Cleveland pass in the narrow Harwich approach channel. The 2 vessels have a combined closing speed of around 25…

P&O Ferry Pride of Kent grounds inside Calais harbour, 10 December 2017

The Port of Calais has been forced to close due to heavy weather after a passenger ferry ran aground. A total of 316 people, including 208 passengers, are reported to…