Tag Archives: tug

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…

Synergy Busan arrives at dawn, 11 January 2019

The 2009-built, 4,253 TEU container ship Synergy Busan arrives at Felixstowe as day breaks over the North Sea. If you enjoy what Shipping TV does, buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ShippingTV…

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…

Feeder Escape arrives very light; 23 December 2019

On the sunny and bright morning of 23rd December, feeder Escape arrives a Felixstowe very lightly laden – she’ll be sailing again on Christmas Eve, heading off toward the icy…

Tug Gray Test goes out to meet Spica J; 12 Dec

On the breezy morning of 12 December, tug Gray Test cruises out to make fast astern of feeder Spica J, as she arrives at Felixstowe from her last call at…

A ship called Barry; 2 December 2019

I’ve always liked ships with slightly odd names, and this geared container ship, Barry, just hits my funny bone. In reality, of course, she’s probably named for the Welsh coal…

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…

Navios Indigo rounds Beach End Turn; 23 November 2019

Arriving from her last call at Salerno, Italy, 2004-built container ship Navios Indigo looks smart in her red livery, against a dull grey winter background.

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…