The contained ship Cap Cortes and the MV Baltic Trader arrived at Tristan da Cunha on the 31st January 2016.

Baltic Trader and Cap Cortes arrive on 31st January 2016

Photos from Tina Glass

Hamburg Sud shipping company again help Tristan

In a third recent generous assist to the isolated Tristan da Cunha community, the Hamburg Sud container ship Cap Cortes was diverted to call at Tristan on 31st January to provide transport for Delia Davies, who has been working with the Tristan da Cunha Conservation Department, and who needed urgent transport off-island for family reasons.

Hamburg Sud container ship Cap Cortes
Baltic Trader dwarfed by Cap Cortes

Cap Cortes was built in 2013, is 228 metres long and is 42,690 gross tonnes. The ship left Santos in Brazil on 26th January, and, after picking up Delia on 31st January will proceed to Durban in South Africa ETA 7th February. The Tristan community is hugely grateful to Hamburg Sud for providing this passage.

On 18th July the Hamburg Sud container ship San Clemente called at Tristan to provide passage for Chris Carnegy - see 2015 shipping page for details.