Elbsea became Elbteam
On April 19, 2022, the 'Elbteam' appeared freshly repainted and renamed after a yard stay in Drochtersen from 'Elbsea'. She now displays a hull reading "SV Drochtersen/Assel" and a logo on the superstructure that do not refer to a shipping line. The Elbdeich Reederei had decided to dedicate the vessel to visually support the local soccer club, and this also explains the appropriate renaming.
Generator failure in Norrköping
On Nov 2, 2021, the 'Elbsea' suffered a damage to the engine room generator in Norrköping. The incident did not result in injuries or pollution. The ship left the port on Nov 3 at 12.30 a.m., heade to Bremerhaven, where it arrived on Nov 4 at 10.30 p.m. The Gabinete de Investigação de Acidentes Marítimos e da Autoridade para a Meteorologia Aeronáutica (GAMA) in Lisbon was notified and has started an investigation along with its Swedish counterpart, the maritime safety investigation office.
Engine trouble in Dover TSS
The 'Externo' suffered engine trouble while enroute from Tilbury to Ferrol with 13 crew members on board and needed to change the fuel injection valve in position 50 31 59.0 N, 000 09 08.0 W, 3,5 miles of Land's End of the southwest bound lane of the Dover Traffic Separation Scheme on Feb 22, 2021, around 2 p.m.. After having completed the repairs the vessel continued the voyage at 2.20 p.m. with an ETA as of Feb 24.Upload News