Tag Archives: Svitzer

Tug Special 2: Svitzer Sky makes fast at dawn

In the second of our Tug Specials, Svitzer Sky makes fast to container ship Cap San Vincent, after waiting for her to round Beach End Turn, as day breaks on…

Tugs Special 1: Shotley, Deben and Kent, filmed January 2020

Specially for tug fans – Svitzer Shotley pushing Ever Globe as she slowly picks up speed with a strong beam wind; Svitzer Deben driving hard indirect to help Globe get…

CSCL Saturn approaches Beach End turn, 6 January 2019

Under a dark winter sky, 2011-built container ship CSCL Saturn steams towards Felixstowe’s Beach End turn, employing 3 tugs in windy conditions.

OOCL Germany swings with 3 tugs; 14 December 2019

With a 20 – 25 knot breeze blowing, ultra large container ship OOCL Germany employs 3 tugs to lift her immense bulk away from the quayside at berth 9 at…

Svitzer Kent and Deben make fast to OOCL Germany; 14 December 2019

As OOCL Germany prepares to sail for her next call at Zeebrugge, tugs Svitzer Kent and Svitzer Deben make fast astern, ready to ease her away from the quay, and…

Up Close: Svitzer Shotley makes fast to OOCL Indonesia; 30 November 2019

On the beautifully sunny morning of 30 November, tug Svitzer Shotley hustles to make fast to OOCL Indonesia, as she prepares to sail for her next port – Zeebrugge. More…

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…