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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 2: Ever Glory alongside, Ever Golden arrives, 16 Nov 2019

Ever Glory has been alongside for over an hour, as sister ship Ever Golden rounds Beach End Turn into Harwich Harbour, and slows down preparatory to making her swing.

Small tug JEAN T towing barge through Harwich Harbour 13/11/19

16.89m length tug/workboat JEAN T heads through Harwich Harbour towing a barge after departing Harwich. Filmed by Paul Hiett

Tug Svitzer Deben makes fast at the bow; 13 November 2019

Up close: tug Svitzer Deben makes fast to the bow of 366m ultra large container ship Cosco Shipping Andes, prior to her sailing for her next port – Singapore, via…

How it works: Tug Bommel plough dredging at Felixstowe, 12 November 2019

Plough dredging isn’t a recognisable activity unless you know what you’re looking at – but it is vital to most ports and harbours. Here’s a quick run-down.

Tug MTS Victory sails from Ipswich, 10 November 2019

After towing a massive but still half-size “replica” of Noah’s Ark up to Ipswich wet dock, tug MTS Victory starts up and swings prior to heading out through the lock…

Containership HERON HUNTER heads for a quiet port of Felixstowe 10/11/19

262m length Heron Hunter arrives in Harwich Harbour with Svitzer Shotley asterm, and heads for her berth at a very quiet port of Felixstowe.

Hobby Hunter inbound at Felixstowe, 9 November 2019

Container ship Hobby Hunter arrives from Salerno, Italy, on the cold but bright morning of 9 November 2019, bring us chilly northern europeans a touch of Mediterranean warmth!

Ultra Large Ever Govern gathers way; 5 November 2019

2019-built and scrubber-equipped ultra large container ship Ever Govern gathers way after sailing from berth 8 at Felixstowe, on the dull and misty morning of 5 November, 2019.

CPO Baltimore arriving from Salerno; 3 November 2019

Operating on a rotation linking North East Europe with Turkey Greece and Italy, CPO Baltimore arrives at Felixstowe from her last call at Salerno, Italy.

MSC Venice; real time swing, 19 0ctober 2019

Most ships arriving at Felixstowe swing before coming alongside their berth, and its a long process – this film runs for about 9 minutes, but there’s a four or five…

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…

6am – Oder arrives for Ipswich as Svitzer Shotley heads for Ever Given; 21 September 2019.

Just as the sun gets up to the horizon, general cargo vessel Oder enters Harwich Harbour making for Ipswich, while tug Svitzer Shotley heads out to Beach End, where she’ll…

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…

MSC Geneva arrives in the early morning sun, 2 September 2019

Arriving soon after sunrise on the 2 September 2019, MSC Geneva arrives in Harwich Harbour.

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.

MSC Bhavya sails towards Antwerp; 24 August 2019

The 2005-built container ship MSC Bhavya sails from Felixstowe towards Antwerp on the beautiful morning of 24 August 2019.

Tired-looking Triple-E Margrethe Maersk sails from berth 8; 13 August 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Magrethe Maersk, looking tired and worn and in need of some shipyard TLC, leaves her berth at Felixstowe and heads out into the North Sea, on…

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…

Safety afloat – tug Shotley has a word; 5 August 2019

Although the majority of recreational craft – yachts and motor boats – take good care to keep out of the way of Felixstowe’s big ships, it is easy for visitors…

Dead Slow Astern: MSC Alicante goes astern to berth 7, Felixstowe; 3 August 2019

After swinging in the entrance of the River Stour from Harwich Harbour, MSC Alicante goes astern to Felixstowe’s berth 7, at the up-river end of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal. Larger ships…