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MSC Oliver arrives: Part 3 – towards the berth

MSC Oliver completes her turn into Harwich Harbour, with the bow tug hitching up for her swing, when she reaches the widest part of the channel.

MSC Oliver arrives, Part 2: Beach End Turn timelapse; 6 Dec 2018

Beach End Turn at the entrance to Harwich Harbour is a tight nearly right-angle turn, requiring precise control from the tugs and the vessel itself when a 400m ship is…

MSC Oliver arrives – part 1: in the misty Harwich Approach Channel; 6 Dec 18

On the misty morning of 6 December 2018, MSC Oliver arrives at Felixstowe – here, she’s in the Harwich Approach channel, collecting her tugs.

Ever Genius arrives, 3 December 2018

Evergreen megamax Ever Genius arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the dull morning of 3 December, 20:

Maersk Guayaquil gathers way for Antwerp; 2 December 2018

Under a dramatic sky, 10,000 TEU Saver class Maersk Guayaquil heads out towards her next port call at Antwerp.

MSC Ilona arrives, 30 November 2018

The 2001-built container ship MSC Ilona arrives at Felixstowe on the sunny but breezy morning of 30 November 2018.

Timelapse: Santa Isabel swings, 27 November 2018

Timelapse 3x as Hamburg Sud’s Santa Isabel swings prior to coming alongside at Felixstowe’s berth 9.

First call at first light – Santa Isabel arrives, 27 November 2018

7,100 TEU container ship Santa Isabel arrives for her first call at the Port of Felixstowe at first light on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

Quick clip: Not a box in sight: 25 November 2018

Quuick clip – not a box in sight: Triple-E Merete Maersk is ready to go alongside, 25 November 2018

Historic lightship LV18 under tow, 23 November 2018

After a few weeks alongside Orwell Quay at Ipswich while her regular berth at Harwich is being dredged, historic lightship LV18 was tow back home by Gray Salvor on 23…

Bremen Belle sails, 24 November 2018

The oddly-named container ship Bremen Belle (ex Bremen Bridge and Thailand Express) sails from Felixstowe on the dismal morning of 24 November 2018.

MAPLE LIV – General cargo ship arriving at ABP Port of Ipswich, 21/11/18

138m general cargo vessel Maple Liv heads up the River Orwell and sails under the Orwell Bridge and with the assistance of tug Gray Salvor she berths at no.1 shed…

MSC Diana sails from Felixstowe for the last time; 22 November 2018.

With the move of the AE7/Condor service from the Port of Felixstowe to DP World London Gateway, this will be the last call of MSC Diana while she is employed…

MSC Candice completes her swing and sails, 21 November 2018

On the cold and breezy morning of 21 November 2018, MSC Candice swings away from Felixstowe’s berth 8 and heads for the North Sea.

Seago Antwerp arrives, 12 Nov 2018

Still working hard after 12 years afloat, Seago Antwerp arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the dull morning of 12 November 2018.

Sun Discoverer heads for Harwich,10 November 2018

General cargo vessel Sun Discoverer heads for Harwich to load for La Spezia, Italy, on the morning of 10 November 2018, with tug Gray Test making fast to assist her…

Maersk Horsburgh sails, part 2 , off the quay, gathering way; 13 November 2018

2017-built Maersk Horsburgh sails from Felixstowe on the sunny morning of 13 November, 2018, heading for her next port, Antwerp.

Maersk Horsburgh sails, part 1; 13 November 2018

Up close as Maersk Horsburgh prepares to leave Felixstowe’s berth 9 on the morning of Tuesday, 13 November 2018.

MSC Perle sails towards the rising sun, 10 November 2018

MSC Perle sails from Felixstowe, heading towards the rising sun on the morning of 10 November 2018.

Maersk Gairloch arrives, breezy morning of 7 November, 2018

Still looking good despite her hard-working career, the 2003-built Maersk Gairloch arrives at Felixstowe on the morning of 7 November, 2018

Tug Svitzer Sky hustles back to the pontoon, 7 November2018

Felixstowe-based tug Svitzer Sky heads back to the tug pontoon on the dismal and rainy morning of 7 November 2018.