Tag Archives: pilotage

Pilot launch St Brendan loiters off berth 9, 19 July 2019.

Harwich Haven Pilot Launch St Brendan loiters off the end wall of Felixstowe’s berth 9 for a brief moment, on Friday 19 July 2019. Filmed by Chris Gosling

Slow TV: MSC Altair swings and comes alongside in real time; 16 June 2019

A unique feature, showing MSC Altair swinging, and being taken into berth 8 at Felixstowe in real time – 18 minutes and 45 seconds, with only a minute or so…

Dawn Arrival part 2; Ever Grade maiden call – coming alongside; 25 February 2019

A closer-up view as Ultra Large Container ship Ever Grade comes alongside berth 9 at Felixstowe on her maiden call, 25 February 2015.

Dawn Arrival part 1; Ever Grade maiden call – the swing, timelapse; 25 February 2019

A 3x timelapse of Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Grade swinging at Felixstowe on her maiden call, before coming alongside at berth 9 at dawn on 25 February, 2019. Part…

Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk swings for berth 9 (part 2) 24 February 2019

Making her maiden call at Felixstowe, Ultra Large Container Ship Maastricht Maersk swings to come alongside berth 9.

Maiden Call: Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk arrives, 24 February 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Maastricht Maersk arrives on her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, on the calm morning of Sunday, 24 February 2019

MSC Camille sails from Felixstowe, 21 February 2019

The 14,000 TEU container ship MSC Camille sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of Thursday, 21 February 2019.

MSC Lausanne – ship with an odd-shaped stern; 20 February

During 2015, MSC Lausanne was widened – she had around 7.56 metres of beam added, being cut along her centreline, and box sections added to widen the hull. A new…

Feeder Wes Janine sails for the Baltic, 20 February 2019

Looking smart as she sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 20 February 2019, feeder Wes Janine heads across the north Sea towards the Baltic and Gothenburg.

SEAGO BREMERHAVEN sails from Port of Felixstowe for Rotterdam 19/2/19

293m length Seago Bremerhaven heads out from the port of Felixstowe and heads off to her next call at Rotterdam.

Wilson Odra part 2: approaching Ipswich, 17 February 2019

General cargo vessel Wilson Odra passing under the Orwell Bridge as she approaches Ipswich, on the morning of Sunday, 17 Feb 2019. She has an elevating wheelhouse, to improve her…

Wilson Odra, part 1: Just passing through; 17 February 2019

General cargo vessel Wilson Odra passing through Harwich Harbour on her way to Ipswich, on the morning of Sunday, 17 Feb 2019. She has an elevating wheelhouse, to improve her…

Timelapse: Eleonora Maersk comes alongside, 17 February 2019

The 2007-built container ship Eleonora Maersk comes alongside at Felixstowe’ berth 9 – 3x timelapse.

Container ship Dali arrives at Felixstowe, 15 February 2019

The 9,971 TEU container ship Dali arrives at Felixstowe on the bright morning of 15 February 2019.

MSC Vigo arrives on the misty morning of 13 February 2019

The 5,582 TEU container ship MSC Vigo arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the misty morning of Wednesday, 13 February 2019.

Burgtor arrives ABP Port of Ipswich, 12 February 2019

30 years old and still working hard, general cargo vessel Burgtor arrives at the head of the Orwell on the morning of Tuesday, 12 February 2019:

Ultra Large MSC Anna sails, Part 2 – gathering way, 11 February 2019

Part 2 of our coverage of Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Anna as she begins to gather way in the harbour, releasing her bow tug, and keeping the stern tug…

Megaship MSC Anna sails, part 1 – leaving the quay, 11 February 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship MSC Anna leaves berth 9 at Felixstowe on the bright morning of 11 February 2019. See more in part 2.

Ultra Large OOCL Japan cuts and runs at dawn, 8 Feb 2019

The 21,413 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan leaves Felixstowe in a “cut and run” – when the ship sails before all cargo operations have been completed. Cargo due…

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.