The MFV Edinburgh arrived back in Cape Town on 14th March 2021.

First MFV Edinburgh Fishing Voyage of 2021

Report from Cynthia Green

Return to Cape Town

The MFV Edinburgh arrived back in Cape Town at 11:00am on Saturday 13th March 2021, but due to COVID-19 precautions, passengers did no come ashore until Sunday evening.

Departure from Tristan

The MFV Edinburgh returned to Tristan from Gough Island on Saturday 6th March 2021 at 12.30pm. Fish was back loaded and passengers boarded just after 7pm. She sailed for Cape Town at about 8.30pm.

Passengers leaving Calshot Harbour on a raft for MFV Edinburgh's return voyage.

Passengers leaving Calshot Harbour on a raft to the MFV Edinburgh for its return voyage. Photo: Fiona Kilpatrick

Outgoing passengers were: Islanders: Shane, Kelly & Savanna Green; Keith & Joanne Green; Stanley Swain; Dr. Silvia Paz & Omar Morales Guiterrez; and the Inaccessible flax eradication team: Carmen Ferreira, Jan Bradley, and Warren Farish.

Arrival at Tristan

The Edinburgh arrived on 18th January 2021 and went straight to Gough Island to collect lobster samples in the area where the Geo Searcher sank. She went to Inaccessible to drop off the flax eradication team on the afternoon of 26th January, and the two island passengers were then brought ashore at Tristan the same day.

Jonathan Repetto disembarks from the MFV Edinburgh Jane Repetto disembarks from the MFV Edinburgh
Jonathan and Jane Repetto are greeted as they arrive at the harbour. Photo: Sally Wonner.

The delay in bringing the passengers ashore was a Covid quarantine precaution. After the fresh fruit and a couple of crates were offloaded the Edinburgh went off fishing.

Departure from Cape Town

MFV Edinburgh

MFV Edinburgh pictured off Tristan in 2020 by Fiona Kilpatrick

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.