The Edinburgh left Tristan for Cape Town on the 3rd December 2018.

November MFV Edinburgh Voyage

Report from Cynthia Green

Passengers boarded the MFV Edinburgh at midday on Monday 3rd December and sailed for Cape Town about 1.35pm. Passengers are: Islanders Nigel Lavarello and Andre Repetto, Craig Bergh, Ness Smith, Ben Dilley, Peter Ryan, Robert Mrowicki, David Albon and Steven Little.

MFV Edinburgh's departure is the final scheduled one of 2018. The vessel is expected to return to Tristan from Cape Town on 16th January, arriving with the first mail and supplies of 2019 on 23rd January.

Meanwhile, MFV Geo Searcher will remain at the outer island fishing grounds over Christmas and New Year, being scheduled to return to Cape Town from Tristan on 31st January 2019.

Report and photo from Administrator Sean Burns

MFV Edinburgh returned from fishing around the seamounts late on 29th November and will be off Tristan until Monday 3rd December for backloading. Hence the ship's departure has been put back by a few days.

MFV Edinburgh anchored off Tristan on 30th November

Report from Cynthia Green

MFV Edinburgh sailed from Cape Town during the evening of Thursday 1st November and arrived at Tristan at 13.45 GMT on Thursday 8th November. Offloading was completed late the following afternoon, after which the ship went off fishing.

Passengers came ashore soon after arrival and were:

Islander Terry Green; Dr Emma Browne; Contractors Paul Ferreira, Thulani Mofu and Vivini Xambesi; Ness Smith (Environment specialist) and visitors David Albon and Steven Little.

Collette Halter-Pernet's photo shows MFV Edinburgh off Tristan on 18th February 2018

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The final 2018 sailing for Tristan will be MFV Geo Searcher's fishing trip which is scheduled to depart from Cape Town on Saturday 10th November. The ship will carry the crucial Christmas mail and supplies of fresh foods for the festive season which must last until the next cargo arrives aboard MFV Edinburgh, due to arrive on 23rd January 2019. There may be ten ships a year to Tristan, but they are not evenly spread through the year and there is usually a long gap over mid-summer - this year of about 10 weeks. All part of the way of life in the world's most isolated community.