MFV Edinburgh June-July Voyage 2018
Report from Cynthia Green
Departure for Cape Town
The first opportunity for offloading the Edinburgh after her arrival on Sunday 1st July was Sunday 8th July and they managed to get about four hours offloading before the sea conditions deteriorated. There was a full day offloading on Tuesday 10th and the remainder was completed by midday on Wednesday 11th July. Passengers boarded the ship the same day at about 2.35pm and she sailed for Cape Town shortly afterwards.
Passengers are: Islanders Rhoda Rogers, Geraldine, Chantelle & Katie Repetto, Lynette Green, Danny Swain, Lars & Trina Repetto, George Swain and Lorraine Repetto; Leo Duval and Tracey Price
Arrival at Tristan
The MFV Edinburgh arrived at Tristan on Sunday 1st July at about 3.00pm. Passengers were brought ashore shortly afterwards. They were lucky as the sea was starting to kick up a bit from the North West. After the discharge of passengers she went to the lee of the Island and is waiting there for nice weather to start discharging the cargo.
Departure from Cape Town
The MFV Edinburgh departed Cape Town for Tristan at about 8.30pm local time on Friday 22nd June 2018.
Passengers on board are:
Islanders: Benny & Sylvia Green, Julian Repetto, Leanne Swain and Eugene Repetto;
Others: David Moores Snr., Loran Bonnardot, and Leon Bredell.
Tristan da Cunha Shipping Schedules
|Schedules and fares for the few ships that regularly travel between Cape Town and Tristan da Cunha.
May - June MFV Edinburgh Voyage
Reports from Cynthia Green and Sean Burns
A break in the weather allowed final offloading and passenger boarding, and the Edinburgh has departed for Cape Town. See below for details of this eventful voyage in order.
Stowaways discovered and ship returns to Cape Town
MFV Edinburgh departed Cape Town on 16th May 2018 with ten passengers aboard, however, two stowaways were discovered and so the ship returned to Cape Town, arriving the following morning at 06.30, when the miscreants were delivered to South African authorities.
The vessel finally departed for Cape Town later in the day. Still aboard were the official passengers: Islanders Leon Glass, Eric and Martha Glass, Sandra and Deanna Rogers; Factory Manager Clinton de Bod, Roxanne Peyper and baby Joshua de Bod, Nurse Rachel van Heerden, and English Teacher Lamont Ferreria.
Arrival at Tristan
MFV Edinburgh arrived from Cape Town at midday on Thursday 24th May but had to go to the lee of the island as sea conditions were not good for landing passengers. Passengers and their luggage came ashore during the morning of Friday 25th May, but offloading of cargo was postponed as the sea was still quite 'bumpy'.
Offloading curtailed as ship moves to Gough Island
MFV Edinburgh started offloading cargo in good weather on Monday 28th May and most of load was brought ashore by the end of the day. Tuesday 29th saw poor sea conditions, so the ship set sail for Gough to shelter in the lee prior to fishing operations. The vessel will then return to Tristan to complete the cargo offload before loading passengers and returning to Cape Town.
Delivery of essential spares for Gough Team
The Edinburgh carried much needed spares to repair the generator at the Gough Island Base for the over-wintering team.
12th June Update
Originally scheduled to depart Tristan on 8th June, the ship is still sheltering in the lee at Inaccessible Island and is expected to remain there for several more days as the weather is foul.
13th June Update
A break in the weather allowed the Edinburgh to return from Inaccessible at 9am. Offloading started about 11am. The following passengers boarded at 4.45pm and she sailed for Cape Town at 8.30pm:
Islanders: Kelly, Shane & Savanna Green, Harold & Amy Green, Andrea Repetto, Dilys Green and Samantha Swain. Others: Sean & Marina Burns, Peter Foster, Victoria Stapleton, and Craig Bergh (Ovenstone representative signed on as a crew member).
19th June Update
The Edinburgh arrived in Cape Town late in the evening on Tuesday 19th June, completing the last leg of its voyage.
MFV Edinburgh's March-May 2018 Voyage
|MFV Edinburgh departs Tristan on 28th April for return to Cape Town
MV Plancius's 2018 Visit to Tristan
|The MV Plancius arrived at Tristan for a three day visit on the 11th April 2018.
RRS James Clark Ross visits Tristan
|Presentation of Blue Belt research given to island community
Cruise Ship Ocean Adventurer Visits Tristan for the First Time
|The MV Ocean Adventurer made its first cruise to Tristan on the 24th and 25th March 2018.
MFV Geo Searcher's February-March Voyage to Tristan
|Geo Searcher departs Tristan on 16th March 2018
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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