The MFV Lance departed Tristan on Tuesday 4th October 2023.

MFV Lance September-October 2023 Voyage

Reports from Cynthia Green

Departure from Tristan

Passengers boarded the MFV Lance at 2:20pm on Tuesday 4th October 2023 and departed Tristan for Cape Town via Gough Island at 3:15pm. Passengers are: Islanders: Karl & Julia Hagan, Desmond Green, Cliff & Lillie Swain; Non-islanders: Dereck Lavery (FCDO Desk Officer) and Robert Urquhart (Police Officer).

Arrival at Tristan

The MFV Lance had an especially rough crossing on this voyage. She arrived at 9:00pm on the evening of Wednesday 27th September 2023 but went to shelter in the lee of Inaccessible during the Thursday. Passengers came ashore and offloading commenced at 8:30am on Friday 29th September. This was a full week after the arrival of the SA Agulhas II, despite having left Cape Town a day earlier.

MFV Lance at Cape Town

MFV Lance in Cape Town harbour

Passengers were: Derek Lavery (FCDO Desk Officer), Willem-Jan Meulemans, Bertrand Camus, and Juris Petersons (Tourists), and Jaime del Álamo Calachi & Miguel Serrano Ruiz (Spanish TV Team).

Departure from Cape Town

The MFV Lance departed Cape Town on Friday 15th September 2023 at about 14:15 local time.