Tag Archives: Svitzer

Tug Svitzer Sky cruises out, 21 Nov 2019

On the dull morning of Thursday, 21 November, tug Svitzer Sky heads out to the harbour mouth to meet her next ship, the 2004-buit MSC Fabienne.

Evergreen sisters at Felixstowe, part 3: Ever Golden swings and berths, 16 November 2019

Ever Golden swings with 3 Svitzer tugs, and then is moved gently into position alongside Felixstowe’s berth 9, ready to work boxes.

Timelapse: OOCL United Kingdom swings, 4 November 2019

Ultra large container ship OOCL United Kingdom leaves the quay at Felixstowe, and swings in this 3x timelapse video.

4 tugs for Maastricht Maersk in a force 6; 26 October 2019

With a SW force 6 breeze blow straight onto berth 9 at Felixstowe, the pilot and master of Triple-E Maastricht Maersk elect to employ all 4 of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet…

3 tugs for Maersk Enping (ex Hyundai Smart) as she sails, 4 October 2019

Look scruffy and in need of a paint job, Maersk Enping employs 3 tugs to clear berth 8 at Felixstowe, and sails towards her next call, Rotterdam, on the morning…

Svitzer Kent cruises out to meet S Santiago, 27 September.

Felixstowe’s most recent tug, the Damen-built ASD 3212 azimuth drive tug Svitzer kent, heads out to meet container ship S Santiago as she arrives at the port on the breezy…

Real time departure: Ever Given makes fast to tug Svitzer Kent and lets go; 24 September 2019

On the breezy and rainy morning of Tuesday, 24 September, tug Svitzer Kent makes fast to ultra large container ship Ever Given, and she then lets go and leaves the…

Real time swing: Ultra Large Ever Given swings, 21 September 2019

Swinging a massive 400m long, 200,000+ ton container ship drawing 11.3m through 180° is not a fast process – with a fresh breeze blowing in Harwich Harbour, ultra large container…

Dawn arrival – Cap San Vincent sails in, 20 September 2019

As the sky lightens over the North Sea at dawn on 20 September 2019, Cap San Vincent rounds Beach End and enters Harwich Harbour, greeted by tug Svitzer Sky.

Dawn sequence, 20 September 2019 – Svitzer Sky awaits her next job.

At around 6am on Friday, 20 September 2019, Svitzer tug Sky is awaiting her next job – she’ll be bow tug on the soon-to-arrive Cap San Vincent, at the UK…

Cosco Belgium sails in a Force 6 breeze; 4 September 2019

With an WNW strong breeze blowing the ship onto the berth, a pair of Svitzer tugs have to work hard to get 365m Cosco Belgium clear of berth 8 at…

Triple-E Maribo Maersk arrives at Felixstowe, 31 August 2019

Arriving from Rotterdam on the beautiful morning of Saturday 31 August, ultra large container ship Maribo Maersk enters Harwich Harbour and makes her way towards berth 8.

Tug Shotley hustles out to meet Maribo Maersk; 31 August 2019

On the beautiful morning of Saturday 31 August 2019, tug Svitzer Shotley hustles out to the harbour entrance to meet ultra large container ship, Triple-E Maribo Maersk.

Ultra large OOCL UNITED KINGDOM departs a breezy port of Felixstowe 11/8/19

On a very breezy Sunday afternoon and with 3 Svitzer tugs in attendance the ultra large 399.87m length OOCL United Kingdom breaks away from berth 9 and heads off for…

Up Close: Svitzer Kent makes fast to Cosco Netherlands; 7 August 2019

With a fresh breeze, gusting to 18 knots WSW, tug Svitzer Kent makes fast at the bow Cosco Netherland, which then casts off and starts to move away from berth…

Dimitris Y arrives from Valencia; 5 August 2019

2000-built container ship Dimitris Y arrives at Felixstowe from Valencia, on the breezy and overcast morning of 5 August, 2019.

2-ship morning, part 2: ultra large Triple-E Merete Maersk sails, 15 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Merete Maersk sails from the port of Felixstowe at 9.255am on the morning of 15th July 2019, looking tired and in need of some TLC. She’s…

Tug Gray Test returns to the pontoon, 30 June 2019

After assisting THV Alert in taking a old LV out of the harbour, conventional twin-screw tug Gray Test returns to the tug pontoon at Felixstowe.

Slow TV: CSCL Pacific Ocean approaches the berth; 27 June 2019

Most video clips abbreviate the action, but in this film, we follow the whole sequence of events in real time as the 400m CSCL Pacific Ocean approaches the berth at…

Triple-E Mette Maersk gathers way and sails for Antwerp, 24 June 2019

After reaching a safe position well clear of the quay, Mette Maersk goes ahead and sails toward her next call on this rotation, on Monday 24 June 2019. Please note…

Timelapse: Triple-E Mette Maersk leaves the quay, 24 June 2019

One of the last of the 1st generation of Triple_E container ships, Mette Maersk leaves berth 8 at the Port of Felixstowe, employing 2 Svitzer tugs and her own thrusters,…