For people who enjoy watching quality ship-handing in adverse conditions, here is a series of 3 videos, 35 minutes in total, showing the arrival, swing and berth of Maersk Line Triple-E Maastricht Maersk at the port of Felixstowe on 26 October in a force 6 strong breeze, employing all four of the Svitzer tugs based here . .
Part 1: 4 tugs for Maastricht Maersk in a force 6; 26 October 2019
With a SW force 6 breeze blow straight onto berth 9 at Felixstowe, the pilot and master of Triple-E Maastricht Maersk elect to employ all 4 of Felixstowe's Svitzer fleet to bring the ship into port.https://youtu.be/OVFLV2rrcPI
Part 2: Maastricht Maersk swings in a strong breeze, 26 Oct
With a force 6 south-westerly, Maastricht Maersk employs 4 tugs to swing after entering Harwich Harbour - and with that amount of power, added to the wind, she really swings quickly, before being set-up to be blown sideways towards the berth.https://youtu.be/Q3Lljo6vrIU
Part 3: Ultra Large Maastricht Maersk comes alongside in real time; 26 October 2019
Filmed in real time, Maersk Line Triple-E Maastricht Maersk takes around 20 minutes to come alongside berth 9 at the Port of Felixstowe, employing 4 tugs in a force 6 strong breeze,https://youtu.be/juZYm9yLSTg