On April 6, the 118 meter long, 10,110 dwt bulk carrier CSL Elbe allided with the pier at Stade-Bützfleth, Germany. The bulk carrier had arrived from Rafnes and was attempting to maneuver to its berth when the port-side stern struck the pier. The bulk carrier along with the pier sustained damage. The water police launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state there was a pilot on board and tugs were assisting at the bow and stern. The CSL Elbe was allowed to depart the port bound for Jossingfjord on April 8th. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 10,110 dwt bulk freighter CSL Elbe became disabled in the Nærøy Strait near Rørvik, Norway. The CSL Elbe had to shut down it’s main engine after a fuel pipe had ruptured. The pilot on board requested assistance with the rescue vessels Harald V and the Norway Coast Guard vessel Njord responding. The rescue vessels kept the CSL Elbe in position while the crew performed repairs. A few hours later, the CSL Elbe was able to proceed under its own power. The rescue vessel Harald V suffered minor damage to its stern during the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.