DFDS ferry Britannia Seaways orders one tug for departure from Felixstowe Ro-Ro4 as the South Westerly winds steadily increase over the next 2 hours. 30 minutes from departure the captain requests another tug to carefully ease her off the berth and a swing to port. Svitzer Shotley had helped the Britannia Seaways off the berth the previous day as winds were still causing issues. Today's winds were greater with some strong gusts, the decision for a second tug is not taken lightly as the costs involved but with how the winds were it was the safest option.
Who thumbs-down with no explanation? ... Deben is my favourite tug, cool. Thank you.