Tag Archives: tugs

China Shipping Azalea arrives before the storm, 14 January 2020

With winds of around 40+ knots expected in the afternoon, China Shipping Azalea took the opportunity of arriving just after noon, employing 3 tugs to ensure a safe swing and…

Bilbao Bridge sails from Felixstowe, 13 January 2020

On the bright morning of 13 January 2020, before the arrival of Storm Brendan, container ship Bilbao Bridge sails from Felixstowe, on her way to her next call at Hamburg….

MSC Madrid sails, 10 January 2019

MSC Madrid sails, 10 January 2019MSC Madrid sails from the port of Felixstowe the chilly and breezy morning of 10 January, 2010.Unusually, we recorded some good engine sound between 1.45…

Slow TV: OOCL Japan slows and swings, 9 January 2019

Ultra large container ship OOCL Japan slows to a standstill, and starts her swings to go alongside at Felixstowe’s berth 8. If you enjoy what Shipping TV does, buy me…

OOCL Japan arrives from Singapore, 9 January 2019

With a 25 knot SW breeze raising a chop in Harwich Harbour, 2017-built Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan arrives at Felixstowe after her long voyage from Singapore. If you…

CSCL Saturn sails at dawn, 8 January 2020

366 metre ultra large container ship CSCL Saturn sails from Felixstowe, just before dawn on Wednesday 8 January 2020. This video includes some colour night vision footage. If you enjoy…

Ultra Large Ever Globe sails for Hamburg, 6 January 2020

After a two-day call at Felixstowe, ultra large container ship Ever Globe heads off towards her next call at Hamburg. If you enjoy what Shipping TV does, buy me a…

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.

Ultra Large Ever Globe swings and comes alongside, part 3, 4 January 2020

Evergreen’s latest ultra large container ship, Ever Globe, employs 3 tugs to swing and take her alongside Felixstowe’s berth 9. If you enjoy what Shipping TV does, buy me a…

MSC Bhavya arrives on Boxing Day, 26 December 2019

The UK’s Christmas break grows shorter and shorter, with new vessels arriving alongside late in the evening of Christmas Day – here’s MSC Bhavya arriving at Felixstowe from the Eastern…

Sunrise over the Himalayas on Christmas Eve; 24 December 2019

Yes, it’s sunrise over the 366m Cosco Shipping Himalayas on Christmas Eve morning at around 8.20am, as she sails from Felixstowe on her way to her next Northern European port…

Maersk Evora rounds Beach End Turn, 22 December 2019

2011-built container ship Maersk Evora arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, rounding Beach End turn and heads towards the mouth of the River Orwell and berth 7.

MSC Kanoko sails after maiden call; 21 December 2019

2019-built container ship MSC Kanoko sails from the port of Felixstowe after completing her maiden call, mid-morning of 21 December 2019.

MSC Kanoko swings and comes alongside; 18 December 2019

Slowing down as she enters Harwich Harbour, 366m container ship MSC Kanoko makes her swing and very gently comes alongside at Felixstowe’s berth 9.

MSC Kanoko maiden call at dawn;18 December 2019

MSC’s latest vessel to arrive from Colombo and the Far East, MSC Kanoko, arrives at Felixstowe just as the sun is about to rise from behind a cloud bank. https://youtu.be/HaxfLbhRGCk

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…

MSC Rapallo sails, windy morning of 6 December 2019

With a strong breeze blowing from the South West, container ship MSC Rapallo sails from Felixstowe on the morning of Friday 6 December 2019.

MSC Regulus rounds Beach End; 4 December. 2019

Looking almost empty as she arrives at Felixstowe on the late afternoon of 4 December 2015, Regulus rounds Beach End turn and makes her way towards her berth. If you…

OOCL Indonesia clears the quay and sails, 30 November 2019

With tugs made fast fore and aft, Shotley forward and Deben astern, the ultra large container ship OOCL Indonesia uses her thrusters and tug power to move out into the…

MSC Fabienne arrives at Felixstowe, morning of 19 November 2019.

Working on a rotation which links the eastern end of the Med with Northern Europe, container ship MSC Fabienne arrives at Felixstowe. Its a windy and chilly morning . ….