Tag Archives: tugs

30 knot winds mean 4 tugs for CSCL Pacific Ocean, 27 January 2018

With winds gusting to around 30 knots, and high container stacks generating massive windage, container ship CSCL Pacific Ocean required 4 tugs to lift her away from the quay at…

HNLMS GRONINGEN berths at Port of Ipswich on goodwill visit, 25/1/19

Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails up the River Orwell, under the Orwell Bridge and berths on the old power station berth at the ABP Port of Ipswich for a…

MSC Margrit arrives in morning’s golden light; 24 January 2019

With the golden light of a rising sun reflecting from her hull, 2012-built container ship MSC Margrit arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, Thursday 24 January, 2019:

Miaden call: Ultra Large Ever Gifted at Felixstowe, 20 January, 2019

20,388 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gifted makes her maiden call at Felixstowe on the morning of Sunday 20 January 2019.

Thalassa Elpida sails, 14 January 2018

The 2014-built container ship Thalassa Elpida sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the bright morning of 14 January 2019.

Maersk Guatemala sails in a strong breeze, 16 January 2018

Maersk Guatemala sails from Felixstowe’s berth 9, in a strong breeze on the morning of 16 January, 2019:

Nearly full of Empties – MSC Chloe sails, 9 January 2018

With stacks of empty containers aboard, MSC Chloe needs just a single tug and her own bowthrusters to clear away from the berth at Felixstowe on the sunny 9 January…

First call: Texas Triumph sails at dawn; 8 January 2019

As the full light of day spreads over the quays and the harbour, container ship Texas Triumph heads out for the next call in her rotation – Antwerp:

3 Tugs for OOCL Indonesia, 3 January 2018

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL indonesia required 3 tugs when arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 3 January 2019.

QAMUTIK departs the port of ipswich 2/1/19

After a 2 week visit to the port of Ipswich the 136m length Qamutik departs around 13:00. With the assistance of tug Gray Salvor she heads under the Orwell Bridge…

First call of 2019 – MSC Gaia at Felixstowe; 1 January 2019

The first vessel to call at the Port of Felixstowe in 2019, MS Gaia arrives during the morning, to await the port returning to full operation on 2nd January 2019.

136m length QAMUTIK arrives/berths at Port of Ipswich, 24/12/18

At around 12.30pm on Christmas Eve the 136m length vessel Qamutik heads up the River Orwell and enters the port of Ipswich. With assistance from tugs Gray Salvor and Svitzer…

Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe, 22 December 2018

The 2013-built container ship Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe on the bright and breezy morning of 22 December 2018.

Murcia Maersk sails, handheld video; 16 December 2018

Just happening to be in the right place at the right time as Murcia Maersk starts to get underway ater leaving berth 9 at Felixstowe.

FWN PAULA departs port of ipswich at last light 14/12/18

At 15:30 and with the last light of the day fading rapidly the 142m length FWN PAULA departs the port of Ipswich with tug Gray Test for company and heads…

Cosco Netherlands Arrives Felixstowe, 17 December 2018

The 2013-built Cosco Netherlands arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the sunny but cold morning of 17 December 2018

Axel Maersk arrives very light; 16 December 2018

With just a handful of containers aboard, Axel Maersk arrives at Felixstowe on the bright and sunny morning of 16 December 2018.

Ultra Large OOCL Japan leaves the quay 10 Dec

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan gently moves away from the quay fenders on the morning of 10 December 2018.

MSC Oliver sails from Felixstowe, 10 December 2018

After moving away from Felixstowe’s berth 9, MSC Oliver heads out towards her next port; 10 December, 2018.

Sunday morning arrival: APL Oregon, 9 December 2018

On the breezy morning of 9 December 2018, APL Oregon arriving at the Port of Felixstowe.

MSC Oliver arrives; Part 4 – swing timelapse

MSC Oliver slows down and swings, in this timelapse clip, prior to being pushed towards the berth; 6 December 2018.