Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Elbe – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8001024


Ex Telnes

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CSL Elbe – © Frits Olinga (River Eems inward bound for Delfzijl, 29/03/2019)

Steel single screw “Telnes Type” motor vessel built in 1982 by Kværner Kleven A.S. (Yard No 38) as a Bulk Carrier.

Technical Data

  • Length: 117.7 m (overall) 110.01 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 20.54 m
    Depth: 11.03 m
    Draught: 8.466 m
    Tonnage: 6793 – 6944 gross/4248 – 2710 net/10110t deadweight
    Engines: Oil 4SA 6-cylinder Stork-Werkspoor 6TM410L diesel
    Power: 3384 kW/4600 bHP
    Speed: 12.5 knots (Loaded) 13.0 knots (Light) 14 knots (Max)
    Capacity: 9.689 cubic metres (Max)
    Call Sign: GCVW, 9HJE8
    MMSI Number:
  • IMO Number: 8001024
  • DNV ID Number: 12754
  • Official Number: 9866
  • Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway, London/UK, Valletta/Malta
    Sister Ships: Tornes (867), Torgness (868)

Current AIS Location

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December 1st 1980: Keel laid.

October 17th 1981: Launched.

February 27th 1982: Completed as TELNES for Owner/Manager: Kritian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi AS

1983: Owner/Manager: Jebsen Shipping Ltd. Manager:

1985: Owner/Manager: Jebsens (UK) Ltd

© Simonwp

Telnes – © Simonwp (Kingsnorth Power Station, 01/07/1987)

1993: Owner: Jebsens (UK) Ltd. Manager: Wilson Ship Management AS

December 2003: Owner: Erste Belt Shipping GmbH. Manager: Jebsens (UK) Ltd.

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

Telnes – © Frits Olinga (Leaving Delfzijl, 11/11/2006)

April 1st 2011: Renamed CSL ELBE.

May 23rd 2011:  “Disabled after a fuel pipe ruptured just south of the bridge in Nærøy Strait outside Rørvik. The pilot on board required towing assistance after the ship had to stop the main engine due to the danger of fire in the engine room. The “ELBE” was loaded with 9000 tons of limestone from Lessremman and heading south to Elnesvågen. The rescue boat “HARALD  V” and the coastguard vessel “NJORD” were notified. The rescue boat managed to hold the “ELBE” in position until by 2 a.m. and move it to open waters until the problems were fixed around 4.30 a.m. The CG vessel “NJORD” was in stand-by position until the ship was clear to proceed and dropped the pilot at Grimma l/h. The rescue boat suffered some damage at the starboard stern during the dramatic rescue operation.”.

© Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg

CSL Elbe – © Willem Oldenburg (Velsen, 19/07/2011)

January 19th 2012: Owner: CSL Europe Ltd. Manager: CSL Norway.

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

CSL Elbe – © Frits Olinga (Leaving Delfzijl for Rafnes, 26/02/2012)

April 6th 2020:  At 1.15 a.m. the ‘ELBE‘, upon its arrival from Rafnes in loaned condition, collided with the pier of the North Port in Stade-Bützfleth. The ship was running astern to get to its berth under conduct of a pilot. The ship had assistance tugs at bow and stern, but during the berthing manoeuvre the ship hit the pier which suffered damage as well as the port side stern of the bulk carrier. The water police Stade launched an investigation, and the ship was detained after berthing. At 6.30 p.m. it left the port again and headed to Jossingfjord with an ETA as of April 8. German report with photo:

December 13th 2021: Arrived at Dover.

CSL Elbe – © Dover Strait Shipping (Dover, 14/12/2021)


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Dover Strait Shipping, Willem Oldenburg, Frits Olinga and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)



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