The MV Lance arrived at Tristan on the 29th Septermber 2022 but was unable to land passengers until the 2nd October.

MV Lance's September-October 2022 Voyage

Reports by Cynthia Green

Departure from Tristan

The MV Lance departed Tristan in the evening of Saturday 8th October 2022. There were no passengers.

Arrival at Tristan

The MV Lance arrived at Tristan on Thursday 29th September 2022 at 5:30pm but was unable to land passengers until Sunday 2nd October because of adverse sea conditions. This was also the occasion of the maiden voyage of the sland's new cargo raft or pontoon. Off-loading of cargo commenced the following day.

Tristan's new cargo raft

Tristan's new cargo raft preparing for its maiden voyage to the MV Lance to pick up passengers. Photo: Jason Ivory

Passengers were: Islanders: Terence & Maureen Green, Ricky & Amanda Swain, Maria & Kailey Swain, Clifton Repetto, and Rodney Green, Sarah & Connor Glass-Green. The ship also carried Tristan's Covid-19 booster vaccines.

Departure from Cape Town

The MV Lance departed Cape Town for Tristan at 16:00hrs on Tuesday 20th September 2022.

MV Lance

The MV Lance at anchor off the settlement in July 2022.