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

MFV Lance's April-May 2022 Voyage

Report from Cynthia Green

Departure from Tristan

The MFV Lance departed Tristan about 6:30pm on Thursday 5th May 2022.

Passengers are: Islanders Trevor & Tristan Glass, Karl, Julia & Kaitlyn Hagan, and Yvonne Glass. Non-islanders: Dr. Gunther Kellermeier & Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier, Simon Butters (Vodafone Engineer), Colin Sim (MITEL Engineer), and Stephen Townsend & Fiona Kilpatrick (Co-Administrators).

MFV Lance

The MFV Lance - Photo: Tristan PO & Tourism

Arrival at Tristan

The MFV Lance arrived at 7:00am on Thursday 28th April 2022 and passengers came ashore about 9:00am. Thereafter offloading commenced.

Passengers were: Islanders: David & Doreen Swain, Eric & Martha Glass, and Gerry Repetto. Non-islanders: Dr. Alex & Sally Wonner, Simon Butters (Vodafone Engineer), Colin Sim (MITEL Engineer), and Robert Urquhart (New Policeman).

Departure from Cape Town

The MFV Lance departed Cape Town in the evening of Wednesday 20th April 2022.

MFV Edinburgh's February-April 2022 Fishing Voyage

Reports from Cynthia Green

Departure from Tristan

Passengers went on board the MFV Edinburgh at 1.00pm 4th April 2022 and she sailed for Cape Town at 2.30pm. Passengers are: Islanders: James & Felicity Glass; Dean, Anita & Randall Repetto; Ken & Judy Green; Non-islanders: Andy Schofield (RSPB); Aniket Sardana (Vet); Carmen Ferreira (Flax eradication team), and Christiaan Gerber.

The raft ferrying passengers and cargo from ship to shore

Above and below left: The raft ferrying passengers and cargo from ship to Calshot Harbour.
Below right: Passengers in the box being lifted onto the quay. Photos:Kelly Green

Arrival at Tristan

The MFV Edinburgh arrived at Tristan at 09:00am on Monday 28th February 2022. Passengers came ashore at about 10:00am and offloading commenced shortly afterwards. Offloading was completed at about 4:30pm and the ship went off fishing to the outer islands. It was a lovely day, and also a busy fishing day for Tristan islanders.

Passengers were: Islander: Glenda Rogers; Non-islanders: Helene Jaumotte, Philip Mansell & Desiree Repetto, Andy Schofield (RSPB), Aniket Sardana (Vet), Dr. Abigail Paton (New Doctor), and Angela Chikoko & Bernice Murwisi (New Midwife & daughter).

MFV Edinburgh at Cape Town

Departure from Cape Town

The MFV Edinburgh departed Cape Town in the evening of the 20th February 2022 at the start of her February-April fishing voyage.

Right: The Edinburgh at Cape Town. Photo: Aniket Sardana

Sail Ho! As Bark Europa and yacht Madam call at Tristan

Report and photos from Kelly Green

Saturday 26th March 2022 was a relatively busy day at Tristan as two sailing vessels were spotted.

The Bark Europa, which is a regular visitor, sailed past the settlement on her way to Cape Town. Alas, Covid precautions prevented her from stopping to land passengers. Fingers crossed for next year.

On the same day, the catamaran Madam anchored off the settlement for respite and she waited a couple of days for the southerly wind to pass.

Right: Bark Europa sails past the settlement

Bark Europa sails past the settlement
Yacht Madam at anchor off Tristan Yacht Madam at anchor off Tristan
Two views of the yacht Madam at anchor off the settlement

If you were on either of these vessels, we'd appreciate your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Form.

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