Tristan da Cunha Shipping News
Reports of vessels visiting Tristan da Cunha, and voyages to and from the island.

MFV Geo Searcher's February-March Voyage to Tristan

Report from Cynthia Green

MFV Geo Searcher departed Tristan for Cape Town just after 5pm on Friday 16th March 2018, following the completion of the ship's fishing voyage to the outer islands.

The ship carried the following passengers: Islanders Eric & Martha Glass, and Sandra & Deanna Rogers, Dorrien Venn, Clinton de Bod, Katrine Herian, Dr. Mohammed Sulaiman, Paul Ferreira, Vinini Xambesi, Thulani Mofu and George Coetzee.

MFV Geo-Searcher off Tristan as the ship arrived on its inaugural voyage on 15th April 2017 (Photo: Sean Burns)

MFV Geo Searcher departed Cape Town just after 3pm on Thursday 2nd February 2018. Passengers on board were:

Islanders Karl, Julia & Kaitlyn Hagan, Joseph & Anne Green; Clinton de Bod (Factory Manager), Dorrien Venn (Ovenstone representative), George Coetzee (Auto Electrician), Marthinus du Plessis (Crane Technician) and Katrine Herian (RSPB).

The vessel arrived at Tristan at about 9pm GMT on Thursday 8th February. Passengers came ashore at 8.30am the following morning and off-loading of cargo was underway soon afterwards. The beautiful morning also heralded a fishing day so island boats are out for lobster and it looks like another good day will enable further fishing on Saturday 10th February.

Le Lyrial's March 2018 Cruise to Tristan

Report and photos of the visit of the cruise ship Le Lyrial to Tristan da Cunha on 16th and 17th March 2018.
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Visit of the MV Silver Cloud to Tristan on 13th March 2018

Report and photos of the visit of the MV Silver Cloud to the Tristan Islands on 13th March 2018.
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Page Updated: Tristan da Cunha Regular Ships

The ships MFV Geo Searcher, MFV Edinburgh, MV Baltic Trader, and SA Agulhas II make about 9 return trips from Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha each year.
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Visit of the yacht Caprice

The yacht Caprice called at Tristan on the 4th March 2018.
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MFV Edinburgh's January-February 2018 Voyage

The Edinburgh departed Tristan on 19th February 2018.
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Visit of MY Cloudbreak

The Motor Yacht Cloudbreak visited Tristan da Cunha on the 15th February 2018.
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Stamp issue: Visiting Royal Navy Ships

Stamps celebrating four of the Royal Navy ships that visit and provide support to Tristan da Cunha.
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Revisit by the Motor Yacht Enigma XK on 31st January 2018

The Motor Yacht Enigma XK visited Tristan da Cunha for a third time on the 31st January 2018.
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