Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Port of Felixstowe welcomes the maiden voyage Maersk Herrera on Mega Monday 24th September 2018

The final arrival on Mega Monday was the Maersk Herrera on a maiden voyage. I was expecting much of this arrival as she only had a maximum draught of just 9.2 metres aft and 7.9 metres forward. The H Class family consists of 9 vessels, Maersk Herrera is the 8th to be built by Hyundia Heavy Industries, South Korea. The pilot required two Svitzer tugs for berthing, planned port side to Felixstowe berth 9. First to meet outside the harbour at 7&8 Buoys to make fast centre lead aft and the second inside the harbour to push on the starboard shoulder for Port swing off the berth to go alongside Berth 9. Svitzer Shotley makes fast centre lead aft while the Svitzer Sky pushes up on the starboard shoulder The Maersk Herrera left the Port of Felixstowe within 24 hours of arrival to anchor at the Sunk Deep Water Anchorage. Her next port is Antwerp but not until 12th October then she will come back to Felixstowe on the 15th October hopefully with a deeper draught.

Published on 26 Sep 2018

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