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

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MFV Edinburgh's April 2019 Trip

Report from Cynthia Green

Return to Cape Town

MFV Edinburgh departed for Cape Town at 2pm GMT on Saturday 13th April 2019 after a quick turn-around.

The following passengers went on board the Edinburgh at about 12.30pm: Islanders Eric and Martha Glass; Clinton, Roxanne and Joshua de Bod, Alasdair and Barbara Wyllie, Paul Ferreria, Thulani Mofu, Vivini Xambesi and Eugene Bridgens.

Outward Passage

MFV Edinburgh arrived at 5pm on 10th April after a seven day passage from Cape Town after departure on the evening of Wednesday 3rd April, following an unforeseen delay.

Passengers came ashore soon afterwards and were: Islanders Simon, Natasha and Vera Glass, Kelly Green, Rhoda Rogers and Adrian Swain; Nurse Kumi Joubert and Dr. Carel Van Der Merwe.

Alasdair Wyllie's photo shows MV Edinburgh off Tristan on 7th February 2019

RRS Discovery departs for St Helena

Report and photos from Sean Burns

RRS Discovery at anchor on 30th March prior to departure for St Helena

The RRS Discovery returend to Tristan on Saturday 30th March 2019 for a busy final day of the Tristan leg of its Blue Belt expedition. In addition to taking on board the three team members (Oliver Yates, Katie McPherson, Stephanie Martin and Marthan Bester) who had been on Tristan since 22nd March, the vessel also took aboard islanders Kelly Swain and Riaan Repetto, travelling to St Helena for training, and WSP harbour works engineer Gerhard Kapp after his fourth visit to the island.

In a typically generous gesture to friends on St Helena, islanders loaded sacks of fresh quality Tristan potatoes as presents for Saints when the ship arrives in a few days' time.

The photos show the sacks on the deck of RRS Discovery.

Silver Cloud's March 2019 Visit

Welcome return to the Silversea cruise ship
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Bark Europa's March 2019 visit

Welcome return of the impressive sailing vessel to Tristan waters
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Yacht Jonathan visits Tristan

Yacht Jonathan joins two other March 2019 arrivals.
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Le Lyrial returns to Tristan

Successful 2019 visit in perfect weather
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Le Lyrial takes aboard Tristan passengers

The cruise ship Le Lyrial was able to take aboard five Tristan passengers bound for Cape Town.
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Three Visitors to Tristan on One Day

The MV Le Lyrial, the Bark Europa and the yacht Jonathan arrived at Tristan on the 16th March 2019
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