The August 2020 voyage will be delayed due to the impact of pandemic precautions on crew movements.

MFV Geo Searcher Voyage Delayed

Report from Administrator Steve Townsend, 31st July 2020

MFV Geo Searcher

The MFV Geo Searcher pictured November 2019

We have been informed that the MFV Geo Searcher, which was due to leave Cape Town on 20/21 August 2020 will be delayed.  This is because of the lock-down in South Africa, which has meant that it is very difficult for shipping companies to bring in their essential foreign crew from overseas.  It seems to be an industry-wide problem. 

This, of course, unfortunately means that the people in Tristan House will have to stay there a little longer. We do not know how long the vessel will be delayed, but it is unlikely to depart in August.