An archival list of ships and yachts visiting Tristan da Cunha or nearby waters from 2016.

Archival List of Vessels Visiting Tristan da Cunha

This list covers all voyages from 2016, sorted by date of arrival at Tristan or by vessel name. For earlier voyages, please see the Sources listed at the foot of this page.

Please note that voyages occasionally span the year end, arriving late in one year and departing the next.



2016

  Type Vessel Name Arrived Departed Activity
  MFV Argos Pereira 2015-11-28 2016-01-03 Fishing voyage
  Yacht Second Dream 2016-01-11 2016-01-11 Leisure yacht voyage from Salvador to Cape Town
  MV Edinburgh 2016-01-22 2016-03-08 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Baltic Trader 2016-01-31 2016-02-19 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Cap Cortes 2016-01-31 2016-01-31 Container ship voyage from Santos to Durban
  Yacht Errante 2016-02-10 2016-02-10 Leisure yacht voyage from Argentina to Cape Town
  MY Enigma XK 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 Superyacht voyage from Montevideo to Cape Town
  MV Silver Explorer 2016-03-15 2016-03-16 Cruise ship voyage onward to Cape Town
  MV Edinburgh 2016-04-07 2016-04-18 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Plancius 2016-04-08 2016-04-10 Cruise ship voyage onward to St Helena
  MV Baltic Trader 2016-04-11 2016-04-22 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Bark Europa 2016-04-13 2016-04-14 Cruise ship voyage onward to Cape Town
  RMS St Helena 2016-04-19 2016-04-20 Royal Mail Ship voyage onward to St Helena
  Yacht Santa Maria Australis 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 Leisure yacht voyage onward to Cape Town
  MV Gerhard Schulte 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 Container ship voyage from Santos to Durban
  MV Edinburgh 2016-05-19 2016-05-29 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Pelagic Australis 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 Leisure yacht voyage onward to Cape Town
  MV Edinburgh 2016-07-17 2016-07-22 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Edinburgh 2016-08-27 2016-10-15 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  SA Agulhas II 2016-09-07 2016-09-30 Return annual Gough relief voyage from Cape Town
  MV Baltic Trader 2016-09-26 2016-10-05 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Nomade des Mers 2016-10-13 2016-10-14 Leisure yacht voyage onward to Cape Town
  MV Pacific Askari 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 Offshore supply ship voyage from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
  MV Edinburgh 2016-11-04 2016-12-07 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Glory 2016-11-04 2016-12-26 Cargo voyage from Poole
  Yacht Roks 2016-11-24 2016-11-24 Leisure yacht voyage onward to Cape Town
  MV Baltic Trader 2016-11-30 2016-12-22 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  HMS Clyde 2016-12-17 2016-12-17 Navy voyage

2017

  Type Vessel Name Arrived Departed Activity
  RFA Gold Rover 2017-01-14 2017-01-15 Navy voyage
  HMS Portland 2017-01-14 2017-01-15 Navy voyage
  SVS Grenville 2017-01-15 2017-03-04 Return scientific research vessel voyage from Cape Town
  MV Pacific Askari 2017-01-18 2017-01-18 Return offshore supply ship voyage from Cape Town
  MV Edinburgh 2017-01-20 2017-02-22 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Dodo 2017-01-21 2017-01-24 Leisure yacht voyage from St Helena to Cape Town
  SV Gulden Leeuw 2017-01-28 2017-01-31 Cruise ship voyage
  Yacht Ray of Light 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  Yacht Bolero 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  Yacht Compromise 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  INSV Mhadei 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  Yacht Regardless 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  Yacht Rotary Scout 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  Yacht Scatterling 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  HMS Protector 2017-03-11 2017-03-14 Navy voyage
  Ship Harvest Sun 2017-03-15 2017-03-15 Bulk carrier voyage from Beira to Arroyo Seco
  Yacht Lejos 2017-03-15 2017-03-15 Leisure yacht voyage from Mar del Plata to [Sank en route to Cape Town]
  MV Le Lyrial 2017-03-17 2017-03-18 Cruise ship voyage onward to Cape Town
  Bark Europa 2017-03-18 2017-07-19 Cruise ship voyage onward to Cape Town
  Yacht Sea Oyster 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  VLOC Stellar Daisy 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 Bulk carrier voyage from Guaiba to China
  MV Quintana Gayle 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 Bulk carrier voyage from Itaguai to Singapore
  MV Baltic Trader 2017-04-08 2017-04-12 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Plancius 2017-04-09 2017-04-10 Cruise ship voyage
  MFV Geo Searcher 2017-04-14 2017-04-26 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Baltic Trader 2017-05-18 2017-05-19 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Pacific Askari 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 Return offshore supply ship voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Pelagic Australis 2017-05-23 2017-05-24 Leisure yacht voyage onward to Cape Town
  MV Pacific Askari 2017-06-06 2017-06-08 Return offshore supply ship voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2017-06-30 2017-07-21 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2017-08-31 2017-10-22 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  SA Agulhas II 2017-09-13 2017-10-05 Return annual Gough relief voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Zephyr 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 Leisure yacht voyage from Salvador to Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2017-09-29 2017-10-19 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Baltic Trader 2017-11-06 2017-11-12 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2017-11-15 2017-12-11 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2017-11-23 2018-01-04 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Karma 2017-12-12 2017-12-12 Leisure yacht voyage from Recife to Cape Town
  MFV Argos Vigo 2017-12-13 2018-01-09 Fishing voyage

2018

  Type Vessel Name Arrived Departed Activity
  RMS St Helena 2018-01-04 2018-01-06 Royal Mail Ship voyage from Cape Town to St Helena
  MS Europa 2 2018-01-10 2018-01-10 Cruise ship voyage from Buenos Aires to Cape Town
  Yacht Nina Pope 2018-01-21 2018-01-22 Leisure yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  MY Enigma XK 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 Superyacht voyage from Punta Arenas to Cape Town
  MS Seabourn Sojourn 2018-01-31 2018-02-01 Cruise ship voyage onward to Namibia
  MFV Edinburgh 2018-02-01 2018-02-19 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2018-02-08 2018-03-16 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MY Cloudbreak 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 Superyacht voyage from Punta Arenas to Cape Town
  Yacht Caprice 2018-03-04 2018-03-05 Leisure yacht voyage
  MV Silver Cloud 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 Cruise ship voyage
  MV Le Lyrial 2018-03-16 2018-03-17 Cruise ship voyage
  MV Ocean Adventurer 2018-03-24 2018-03-25 Cruise ship voyage onward to St Helena
  MFV Edinburgh 2018-04-03 2018-04-28 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Plancius 2018-04-11 2018-04-12 Cruise ship voyage
  MFV Edinburgh 2018-05-24 2018-06-13 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2018-07-01 2018-07-11 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2018-08-28 2018-10-23 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  SA Agulhas II 2018-09-12 2018-10-05 Return annual Gough relief voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2018-09-19 2018-09-27 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2018-11-08 2018-12-03 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2018-11-18 2019-01-11 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town

2019

  Type Vessel Name Arrived Departed Activity
  Yacht Faustin's Dream 2019-01-04 2019-01-04 Leisure yacht voyage
  Yacht Ronin 2019-01-28 2019-01-30 Leisure yacht voyage from St Helena to Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2019-01-31 2019-03-13 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2019-02-07 2019-02-12 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Endeavour 2019-02-08 2019-02-21 Leisure yacht voyage from Uruguay to Cape Town
  Yacht Maitai 2019-03-08 2019-03-08 Leisure yacht voyage from Salvador to Cape Town
  Bark Europa 2019-03-16 2019-03-17 Cruise ship voyage
  Yacht Jonathan 2019-03-16 2019-03-17 Leisure yacht voyage
  MV Le Lyrial 2019-03-16 2019-03-18 Cruise ship voyage onward to Cape Town
  MV Silver Cloud 2019-03-19 2019-03-19 Cruise ship voyage
  RRS Discovery 2019-03-21 2019-03-30 Scientific research vessel voyage onward to St Helena
  MFV Edinburgh 2019-04-10 2019-04-13 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2019-05-04 2019-05-07 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Pelagic Australis 2019-05-16 2019-05-16 Leisure yacht voyage from Falkland Islands to Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2019-06-21 2019-07-11 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2019-08-17 2019-09-01 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2019-08-26 2019-10-22 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  SA Agulhas II 2019-09-07 2019-10-02 Return annual Gough relief voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2019-09-20 2019-09-27 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2019-11-16 2020-01-16 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2019-11-25 2019-12-06 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MV Baltic Trader 2019-12-06 2019-12-24 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MS Bremen 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 Cruise ship voyage from Cape Town to South Georgia

2020

  Type Vessel Name Arrived Departed Activity
  MFV Edinburgh 2020-01-23 2020-01-25 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Ciao Bella 2020-02-18 2020-02-19 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2020-02-19 2020-02-22 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  Yacht Argonaut 2020-02-24 2020-02-25 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  Yacht Rotary Scout 2020-02-24 2020-02-25 Racing yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  Yacht Ronin 2020-02-29 2020-03-02 Leisure yacht voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town
  MV Le Lyrial 2020-03-10 2020-03-11 Cruise ship voyage from Ushuaia to Cape Town
  MV Silver Cloud 2020-03-11 2020-03-11 Cruise ship voyage from Ushuaia to Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2020-03-20 2020-04-04 Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  ESV Evohe 2020-04-11 2020-04-11 Expedition yacht voyage from Gough Island to Ascension Island
  MFV Edinburgh 2020-06-30 2020-07-19 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Geo Searcher 2020-09-11 - Return fishing/cargo voyage from Cape Town
  SA Agulhas II 2020-09-25 2020-10-11 Return annual Gough relief voyage from Cape Town
  MFV Edinburgh 2020-09-27 2020-10-08 Return cargo voyage from Cape Town
  SA Agulhas II 2020-10-22 2020-10-22 Return rescue voyage from Cape Town

Sources for Earlier Voyages

Albert J. Beintema's "Early shipping in Tristan da Cunha waters" lists the names and years of all ships known to have visited Tristan before 1800. See: http://www.beintema.com/ships.html

Arnaldo Faustini's "Annals of Tristan da Cunha" chronicles most ships known to have visited Tristan from its discovery in 1506 to March 1925. Download from: http://www.tristan.it/TRISTAN/tristanlibri/tristan_annals.pdf.

"Tristan da Cunha: A Listing of Ships' Visits between 1901 and 2016" by Robin William Taylor, edited by John D. Coyle, can be purchased from the St. Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (SHATPS) website.