Alex Mitham and his wife Hasene have left Tristan as he completes his term of duty as the island's Administrator.

Alex Mitham signs off as Administrator

Alex and Hasene Mitham are leaving Tristan after three years when they travel back to Cape Town aboard SA Agulhas II. Commercial Officer Ann Biddle will again be serving as Acting Administrator, as she did during Alex's absence earlier in the year, until Sean Burns returns to the island for his second term as Administrator in November 2016. Ann took over from Alex on 28th September as Alex and Hasene prepared to leave. SA Agulhas II is scheduled to depart on Saturday 1st October, but is likely to load passengers on Friday 30th September.