Watch: London-bound Aboard Mark Prior Parts 3 and 4 – Shipping TV

Here’s part 3 and 4 of a four part series by Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling. Chris is usually in the port of Felixstowe aboard some of the world’s biggest ships or the tugs that maneuver them, but in this series he brings it back to basics aboard the 1969-built 295 dwt sand barge, Mark Prior, on its daily round trip up the River Thames to Deptford Creek. Part 3 includes a pass … [Read more...]

Video: London-bound Aboard Mark Prior – Shipping TV

Here's part 1 and 2 of a four part series by Shipping TV's Chris Gosling. Chris is usually in the port of Felixstowe aboard some of the world's biggest ships or the tugs that maneuver them, but in this series he brings it back to basics aboard the 1969-built 295 dwt sand barge, Mark Prior, on its daily round trip up the River Thames to Deptford Creek. We'll be sure … [Read more...]

Video: Bow to Bow with Maersk Edinburgh

Shipping TV's Chris Gosling takes his camera aboard the tug Svitzer Shotley as the tug goes bow to bow with the mighty Maersk Edinburgh - 243 tonnes of tug vs the 141,716 tonne container giant. Part 1 above shows hook-up and swing. In Part 2 of the video below, you see the berthing of Maersk Edinburgh, along with a look at Svitzer Shotley's engineroom. Finally, Svitzer … [Read more...]

Watch: Parking a Triple-E at Felixstowe – Tug’s Perspective

This two-part series comes to us from Shipping TV's Chris Gosling who was aboard the tug Svitzer Stanford for the maiden call of the Triple-E containership Matz Maersk at the Port of Felixstowe, April 4, 2015. The first video shows the indirect towing maneuver which helps to turn the vessel as it approaches Felixstowe. The second shows the berthing operation. Check it out: … [Read more...]