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Photo Details
Photographer:Wim Kosten / [View profile]Title:ELBEAdded:Dec 24, 2004
Location:Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Museum Ships
This tug was in course of restoring into its original state when she sadly sunk twice.

Capt. Piet Sinke started a fundraising campaign and already received almost 40.000 EUR!

If you're interested, you may contact him at or donate your amount at the following:

Save the ELBE
Giro rekening No 8145443
Att : Piet Sinke - Stationsweg 21 - 3151 HR Hoek van Holland
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Greenpeace (Until 2002 Jan)
- Maryland (Until 1985)
- Elbe (Until 1977)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Museum Ship
Gross tonnage:657 tons
Summer DWT:271 tons
Length:59 m
Beam:12 m
Draught:4.7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Rotterdam
Build year:1959
AIS Information
Last known position:
51°54’59.88” N, 4°14’48.96” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 18° (215°)
Arrival:1st Oct 2016
20:00:38 UTC
Last update:
30 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2016 April 10th, 18:00:51 UTCMaassluis
2015 December 2nd, 00:00:37 UTCWorking Ch 11
2015 November 30th, 00:00:53 UTCDelft
2015 November 9th, 07:00:17 UTCRotterdam
2015 October 15th, 19:15:59 UTCMaassluis
2015 October 9th, 05:00:57 UTCRotterdam
2015 September 26th, 14:00:21 UTCK10b
2015 September 16th, 14:20:27 UTCLisse
2015 September 5th, 14:00:37 UTCR'dam
2015 September 5th, 14:00:37 UTCR'dam
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immen on May 27, 2006 13:22 (10 years ago)
1958 -14/10: Launched by "J. & K. Smit's Scheepswerf" at Kinderdijk (NLD) (YN 867)
1959 -24/02: delivered to "L. Smit & Co's Internationale Sleepdienst" at Rotterdam (NLD) (Capt. A. Poot)("Smit Internationale Sleepbootmaatschappij 'ELBE' BV") (NLD flag, regd Rotterdam, c/s PDWN)
196x: remeasured 797 GRT, 75 NRT
1976 -xx/10: rebuilt at Cobh, Ireland as pilot-vessel by "Verolme United Shipyards"
1977: To "Association of Maryland Pilots" at Baltimore (USA), renamed MARYLAND (PAN flag, regd Panama, ON 7160-BM, c/s HO-2169, 897 GRT, 75 NRT, 3160bhp-2324kW, sp 16kn)
1985: To "Green Peace (Rainbow Warrior Holdings) Ltd" at London (GBR), renamed GONDWANA
1985 -31/05: arrived at "Oranjewerf" at Amsterdam and rebuilt
1985 -18/08: To "Green Peace International Inc" at Miami, Fl. (USA), renamed GREENPEACE (USA flag, regd Baltimore, ON 584660, c/s WSJ4810, 887 GRT, 603 NRT)
1986: helicopter pad added
198x: (NLD flag, ON 17927, c/s PC8023)
1995: damaged, confiscated and crew emprisoned by the French in the Mururoa anti-nuclear action, released after 6 months
2002 -xx/01: instead of scrapping, donated to the Harbour Museum in Rotterdam (NLD) for preservation restored to her original state by the "SMCR - Stichting Maritieme Collectie Rijnmond", re-renamed ELBE (NLD flag, regd Rotterdam, IVR 27.17927, c/s PDWN)
2004 -30/07: sank at her berth after being perforated by the bulb of ', testing her engines and breaking her moorings
2004: raised and towed to the Wärtsilä yard in the Wilhelminahaven at Schiedam for engine preservation
2004 -27/10: sank on the yard (by criminal act opening the valves), sold by owner to shipbreaker Henk Poot at Ridderkerk
2004: raised
2005 -12/02: finally berthed at the Govert van Wijnkade at Maassluis (NLD) as local monument (being towed by the 'Eerland 23', 'Lek' and 'Mehari')
2005 -12/02: sold by Henk Poot to the conservation society "SMCR - Stichting Maritieme Collectie Rijnmond" for 1 symbolic euro
2006: Still in existence, restoration restarted

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