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

First MFV Edinburgh Fishing Voyage of 2021

Report from Cynthia Green

MFV Edinburgh

MFV Edinburgh pictured off Tristan in 2020 by Fiona Kilpatrick

Departure from Cape Town

The MFV Edinburgh departed Cape Town on Monday 11th January 2021 following a refit to resume fishing around Tristan's outer islands.

Passengers on board are islanders: Jonathan & Jane Repetto; Inaccessible Flax Team: Carmen Ferreira, Jan Bradley and Warren Farish.

Baltic Trader returns to Tristan service

Report from Cynthia Green
Updated on 15th January 2021

MV Baltic Trader has been brought back into service by Ovenstones and departed Cape Town on 1st January 2021 on a delayed cargo and passenger trip. The vessel replaces the MFV Edinburgh, which has resumed its role as the company's main fishing vessel after the loss of the MFV Geo Searcher, wrecked off Gough Island, in October 2020.

The Baltic Trader arrived at Tristan on Sunday 10th January. Passengers stayed on board as a Covid quarantine precaution until 6.30pm GMT on Thursday 14th January when they were brought ashore. 

Passengers were: Islanders David & Doreen Swain, Vera & Stephanie Glass, Barbara Glass, Renee & Dylan Green; and Occupational Therapist Kate Sherry.

Archive photo by Bernard Pronost showing the MV Baltic Trader offloading
whilst at anchor off the Tristan Settlement in November 2017.