Passengers depart from Tristan on the 6th December 2019.

MFV Edinburgh's November-December Voyage

Departure from Tristan

Report from Sean Burns and Peter Millington, who also took the photographs

Peter Millington's photo shows MFV Edinburgh loading passengers on Friday 6th December.
The Box packed with passengers being lifted from the raft onto the ship. The MV Baltic Trader is anchored behind.

After backloading until 21.00 on Friday 6th December, the MFV Edinburgh got away at around 22.00. The raft crews and others worked hard to achieve this and did a brilliant job. On board were: islanders Ken and Judy Green, Sandra and Deanna Rogers; Lamont Ferreira, Clinton Le Bod, Neville Geduld,Egsaan Louw, Joe and Vicky Tyrell.

People gathering on the Harbour Road at the harbour to see passengers off.
Visitor Dr Joe Tyrell and his wife Vicky kitted up and being seen off by their hosts Paula and Mark Swain.
Contractors Neville Geduld (left) and Egsaan Louw arriving in style with their baggage.
The raft ready to depart for the Edinburgh with the passengers "snug" in The Box.

Peter Millington's photos shows MFV Edinburgh in front
and MFV Geo Searcher being offloaded at the Tristan anchorage
on 29th November 2019

Arrival Update from Cynthia Green and Dawn Repetto

MFV Edinburgh arrived at Tristan at 15.00 GMT on Monday 25th November and anchored off the Settlement, but the weather was poor so no chance of passengers coming ashore or cargo being offloaded. Conditions remained poor on Tuesday 26th, but improved on Wednesday 27th to enable passengers to get ashore by 10.30 am GMT.

Departure from Cape Town

Report and photos from our own correspondent
Webmaster Peter Millington

MFV Edinburgh at the quay in Cape Town

The departure of the MFV Edinburgh was delayed from the scheduled date on Thursday 14th November because of high winds and refuelling issues. Passengers went aboard about 9:00am on Friday 15th, but mechanical difficulties with the crane and with the wind picking up again delayed departure. Passengers were able to go ashore for respite until 4:00 pm on Saturday. Problems solved, the ship finally left Cape Town at about 11:30 pm on Saturday 16th November.

Passengers on board are: Islanders Darren & Randall Repetto; Visitors: Joe & Vicky Tyrell, and Peter Millington.

Peter's cabin - as there are only 5 passengers
this will be single occupancy.
Edinburgh's main accommodation deck corridor

Above: Edinburgh's dining room featuring
compartments for conduiments etc in a swell!

Right: MFV Edinburgh looking spruce after all these years (the ship made its maiden Tristan voyage in May 1985)

Panoramic view from MFV Edinburgh towards Signal Hill.
MV Baltic Trader is the diminuitive vessel in the far back right of the dock.

The Baltic Trader has been chartered by the Tristan Government and is being prepared
to bring out materials soon for the next stage of repairs and development of Calshot Harbour.