Tag Archives: Svitzer

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…

CSCL Arctic Ocean sails with a fresh breeze, 6 March 2019

With a fresh SSW breeze blowing across Harwich Harbour, Ultra Large Container Ship CSCL Arctic Ocean requires requires 3 tugs to lift her off Felixstowe’s berth 8: at Felixstowe on…

Tug Svitzer Sky hustles back to the pontoon, 7 November2018

Felixstowe-based tug Svitzer Sky heads back to the tug pontoon on the dismal and rainy morning of 7 November 2018.

Svitzer fleet out in force for Maren Maersk, 20 September 2018

With a strong SSW breeze blowing, Felixstowe’s whole fleet of four Svitzer tugs are turned out to lift Maren Maersk away from the quay at Felixstowe, 20 September 2018.

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…

CSCL Pacific Ocean needs extra grunt, 19 August 2018

On the windy morning of 19 August 2018, ultra large container ship CSCL Pacific Ocean is struggling to clear her berth at Felixstowe with two tugs at the stern and…

New Damen design RSD 2513 tug at work at Felixstowe; 2 August 2018

A new tug design from Damen, the RSD 2513 (Reverse Stern Drive) “Innovation” is at work at Felixstowe for a short while on a sales tour of European ports –…

Svitzer Sky & Deben heading out to work, 21 July 2016

Felixstowe Svitzer tugs Sky and Deben head out of the harbour to bring in MSC Cordoba on the morning of 21st July 2016.

New tug Svitzer Deben working with MSC Marina, 3rd Dec, 2015

Svitzer’s new Felixstowe-based Svitzer Intrepid working with Svitzer Intrepid to berth MSC Marina, around 8am on the morning of 3rd December 2015.

New Felixstowe tug Svitzer Deben arrives – 12 November 2015

New Shipping TV video: Svitzer Deben, a brand new tug built in Vietnam, arrived to start work at the Port of Felixstowe today, 12th November 2014:

Svitzer Stanford – indirect towage, 30th October 2015

Felixstowe tug Svitzer Stanford providing additional steering force to CSCL Indian Ocean – indirect towage to help steer this ULCS around the Beach End turn. Tug Skipper: Doug Good.

Tug’s eye view: UASC Ain Snan 1st call, 21st March 2015

Join the Felixstowe Svitzer tugs as they berth the 13,296 TEU UASC Ain Snan on her first call at the port, for a close-up view of the ship, and the…

Svitzer Sines operations . . .

Maersk-owned Svitzer operate around 430 tugs in ports around the world – and here’s a movie giving a flavour of their work at the Port of Sines, Portugal.

Tugs: Centre Lead Forward Manoeuvre, from Svitzer Australia

Tug operations don’t often get the attention they deserve – tugs are often at some degree of risk when working with larger vessels, sometimes depending upon what equipment the tow…

Dutch tug operator Kotug sets up on the Thames

With a period of growth expected on the Thames as London Gateway approaches opening, and Thames Oil Port gets closer to operation, Dutch tug operator Kotug has started work on…