Reports of vessels visiting Tristan da Cunha, and voyages to and from the island.

Tristan da Cunha Shipping Schedules

Schedules and fares for the few ships that regularly travel between Cape Town and Tristan da Cunha.
7-May-2024
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MFV Edinburgh's April-May 2024 Voyage

Reports from Cynthia Green

Departure from Tristan

Passengers went on board the MFV Edinburgh just after 9:00am on the 1st May 2024, and she departed at 10:30am.

Passengers are: Islanders: James & Felicity Glass, and Rita & Gary Repetto. Non-Islanders: Tracey Price (Social Worker), Peter Foster (Head Teacher), Wynand Van Vuuren & Yolanda Sebitloane (Factory Manager & partner), Dr. Tinashe Muvezwa (Doctor), Emil Pirzenthal (Biologist), and Marco Geldenhuys (Scania Technician).

MFV Edinburgh, March 2024

The MFV Edinburgh pictured near Tristan on the 2nd March 2024. Photo: Philip Kendall

Arrival at Tristan

The MFV Edinburgh arrived at Tristan at 10:00am on Wednesday 24th April 2024 and passengers came ashore shortly afterwards.

The passengers were: Islanders: Darren & Miranda Repetto, and Philip Rogers, Rhyanna & Jayden Swain; Non-islanders: Dr. Silvo Morales Perez (Doctor); Fouche Conradie, Anushka, Rishka & Charles Hahn (Ovenstone Technical Manager and family), Marco Geldenhuys (Scania Technician), and Richard Noble (Ovenstone Electrician).

In addition to the passengers, four crew members from the Edinburgh came ashore after off-loading was completed, to assist with work at the factory and return on the Lance in July. They were: David Jermia, Clinton October, Moses Paulus, and Xolani Matthews.

Departure from Cape Town

The MFV Edinburgh departed Cape Town shortly about 01:00am on Thursday 18th April 2024.

Visit of the yacht Vinson of Antarctica

Report and photos from Kelly Green

Monday 22nd April 2024 saw the visit to Tristan da Cunha of the yacht Vinson of Antarctica. I awoke to a message from islander Nicky Swain in the UK, who said we should be expecting the yacht as he had been tracking her.

The expedition yacht Vinson of Antarctica off the settlement

The expedition yacht Vinson of Antarctica off the settlement

Just before 8:00am we could see her approaching the island, straight in front of  the settlement Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.

The Vinson of Antarctica's view as she approached Tristan.

The Vinson of Antarctica's view as she approached Tristan. Photo: John di Matteo, crew member.

They opted to use the island RIBS to come ashore. Two crew stayed on board and nine came ashore. They all seemed very happy, as I am sure they said this was the first land they stepped on in over 30 days!

Having cleared immigration, crew members shopped at the Post Office and Tourism Centre

Having cleared immigration, crew members shopped at the Post Office and Tourism Centre

Conrad Glass and myself were at the harbour to greet them. Firstly, they went to the police station to clear immigration before coming to the Post Office & Tourism centre to buy some souvenirs and postcards.

As the wind was due to pick up they needed to be off by 2:00pm, they didn't have much time, but they did manage to take a walk around the village.

Crew writing postcards at the Post Office counter.

Crew writing postcards at the Post Office counter.

The visitors got to meet and chat with the Acting Adminstrator, Michael Bertram in the Post Office & Tourism garden before heading off with some Tristan Rock Lobster and Tristan Potatoes. We wish them a safe onwards journey to Cape Town.

Acting Administrator, Michael Bertam greeting crew members in the Post Office & Tourism garden.

Acting Administrator, Michael Bertam greeting crew members in the Post Office & Tourism garden.

If you were on the Vinson of Antarctica, we'd welcome your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Form.

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Feedback from visitors to Tristan da Cunha.
15-Apr-2024
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Visit of the MV Hondius, April 2024

The cruise ship MV Hondius visited Tristan on the 9th to 11th April 2024.
15-Apr-2024
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Visit of the MS Ambience, April 2024

The cruise ship MS Ambience visited Tristan on the 10th April 2024.
10-Apr-2024
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Visit of the Cruise Ship MS Seaventure, March 2024

The cruise ship MS Seaventure visited Tristan from the 29th to 31st March 2024
2-Apr-2024
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Three ships visit Tristan on the 19th March 2024

The cruise ships National Geographic Explorer and SH Vega, and the ketch Tecla visited Tristan on the 19th March 2024.
26-Mar-2024
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Further details of the sinking of the yacht Nina Pope

More information on the loss of the 'Nina Pope'two days after her visit to Tristan.
25-Mar-2024
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