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Thursday, 16 March 2017
CSCL Atlantic Ocean sails to a hazy Felixstowe 15th March 2017
Published on 15 Mar 2017
400 metre CSCL Atlantic Ocean swings for Felixstowe Berth 8. She sailed from Port Kelang in Malaysia straight to Felixstowe, although she didn't have a full load she still had a draft of 15.1 metres and space for at least another 3 layers on top deck.
The pilot boarded at the Sunk Pilot station around 10:45am to head in for Felixstowe Berth 8. The pilot requests 2 Svitzer tugs for the starboard swing to go portside to the berth. First tug to meet around 7&8 Buoys to make fast centre lead aft and the second just outside the harbour to push on the starboard side near the funnels.
Svitzer Stanford follows out the MSC Charleston to be the first tug for CSCL and makes fast ready for a powered in-direct around the 90deg Beach End turn into the harbour. A little while later Svitzer Deben heads out and positions alongside close to the funnel and gets ready to push the stern around.
Svitzer Stanford goes astern 50% to slow Atlantic Ocean down then moves to the starboard quarter to straighten up ready for the swing. Stanford the moves out to the port quarter to start the starboard swing.
Final tie up 6 and 2 fore and aft with spring lines first one by one.