Tag Archives: tugs

Maiden Call: Cosco shipping Star arrives direct from Singapore, 1 August 2019

Steaming along the Harwich approach channel, brand new Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Star heads towards Beach End turn and Harwich Harbour, making for berth 9 at Felixstowe for…

Stacked-up Maersk Edirne arrives at Felixstowe, 30 July 2019

Container ship Maersk Edirne, previously Hanjin Asia, arrives direct from Colombo with a a peak season load, stacked up to bridge level on the forward section of the ship. Maersk…

Maersk Kingston arrives from Algeciras, 24 July

2003-built container ship Maersk Kingston arrives at the UK Port of Felixstowe, from her last port of Algeciras, Spain, on the beautiful morning of 24 July 2019.

Slow TV: China Shipping Rose swings and berths at Felixstowe, 23 July 2019

Putting a 366 metre container ship, with massive windage, through a 180 degree swing, and then laying her gently alongside the quay is not a quick operation – so here…

First Call: Cosco Shipping Rose at Felixstowe, 22 July 2019

Making her first call at Felixstowe, 366 metre long container ship Cosco Shipping Rose looks smart in her mid-blue livery – showing up well in the strong summer sun. This…

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Genius arrives, 20 July 2019

On the sunny morning of 20 July, Ever Genius arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, looking good in the bright sunshine.

Slow TV: MSC Altair swings and comes alongside in real time; 16 June 2019

A unique feature, showing MSC Altair swinging, and being taken into berth 8 at Felixstowe in real time – 18 minutes and 45 seconds, with only a minute or so…

MSC Altair arrives direct from Colombo, 16 July 2019

On the beautiful morning of 16 July 2019, MSC Altair arrives at the Port of Felixstowe direct from Colombo, having passed through the Suez Canal.

Tugs turn out for Bokabarge 9 arriving for Harwich; 16 July 2019.

Three of the Felixstowe Svitzer tug fleet turn out to assist tug Viking bring Deck Cargo Pontoon Bokabarge 9 into Harwich Harbour and up to her berth safely and without…

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…

2-ship morning, part 1: ultra large Ever Gentle sails, 15 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gentle sails from the port of Felixstowe at 8.55am on the morning of 15th July 2019, heading for her next call at Hamburg. In our…

Big Ships Up Close: Cosco Shipping Aquarius clears the quay and gets under way; 12 June 2019

Cosco Shipping’s latest sea-monster, Aquarius, is cleared from the quayside by the tugs and her own thrusters, and swings to line up for the start of the Beach End Turn,…

Big Ships Up Close: Svitzer Shotley makes fast to Cosco Aquarius ; 12 June 2019

On the beautiful evening of Friday 12th July 2019, tug Svitzer Shotley makes fast to Cosco Shipping Aquarius, and the mooring party lets go of the the big ship’s mooring…

Slow TV: Cosco Shipping Aquarius swings on her first call at Felixstowe, 11 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Aquarius swings in real time preparatory to coming alongside for her maiden call at berth 9, at the port of Felixstowe, on the morning…

Maiden Call: Ultra Large Cosco Shipping Aquarius arrives direct from Singapore, 11 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Aquarius arrives to make her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, stacked with boxes direct from her last port, Singapore, and from other…

MSC Krystal sails for Hamburg, 30 June 19

2008-built container ship MSC Krystal heads out into the North sea towards her next call on this rotation, Hamburg.

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…

Stacked-up: CSCL Pacific Ocean arrives at Felixstowe, 27 June 2019

2014-built Ultra Large Container Ship CSCL Pacific Ocean arrives at the UK port of Felixstowe,, on the sunny but windy morning of 27 June, 2019.

Ever Gifted gathers way and sails for Hamburg, 25 June.

After clearing theĀ  berth, Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gifted goes ahead and gathers way, heading out towards the North Sea, and Hamburg, her next port on this rotation.

UP close: Ever Gifted lets go and clears the quay; 25 June 2019

An up-close view of Felixstowe’s mooring party letting go of Ever Gifted’s stern ropes, and the ship easing away from the quayside at berth 9.

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…