The Edinburgh departed Tristan on 1st September 2019

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MFV Edinburgh Storm Relief Voyage

Reports from Dorrien Venn, Cynthia Green, and the Post Office & Tourism Team

MFV Edinburgh Departs Tristan

The Edinburgh departed for Cape Town on Sunday 1st September as key aspects of storm damage survey and repair work were completed. Passengers aboard were returning contractors Oliver Ingham, George Badenhorst, Jesse Snell, Fouche Conradie and Francois Marais.

MFV Edinburgh Arrives at Tristan

After nine long days the MFV Edinburgh finally arrived outside Calshot harbour at around 1.00am in the morning of Saturday 17th August 2019. The passengers and mail came ashore Saturday morning, and offloading commenced shortly afterwards.

The weather was once again favourable on Sunday and offloading of the ship was completed in the afternoon. She brought building materials, so that repair work can get started after the storm that happened exactly one month ago. The Edinburgh has now headed over to the lee of Inaccessible island to await the MFV Geo Searcher, which was due to leave Cape Town on the 19th August.

MFV Edinburgh

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

July Storm MFV Edinburgh Relief Voyage Gets Underway

Dorrien Venn from Ovenstone confirmed that the special Relief Voyage of MFV Edinburgh, to take materials and key staff out to get on with repairs after the July storm, departed Cape Town on the evening of Thursday 8th August 2019. Estimated time of arrival at Tristan is likely to be the morning of Saturday 17th August as the vessel experienced some bad weather during the first part of the voyage.

Passengers aboard are: Sean & Marina Burns, Craig Bergh (Ovenstone), Oliver Ingham (Building Surveyor), George Badenhorst (Crane Technician), Paul Ferreria (PWD), and six personnel for the Factory.

Administrator Sean Burns and his wife Marina are returning for the final part of Sean's second term as resident Administrator. The Residency was one of the buildings severely damaged by the 18th July storm.