The SA Agulhas II departed Cape Town for Tristan da Cunha on 15th September 2021.

2021 SA Agulhas II Voyage

Reports from Cynthia Green and Fiona Kilpatrick

Arrival at Tristan da Cunha

The SA Agulhas II arrived off Tristan da Cunha in the early hours of Tuesday 21st September 2021, but a 6 metre swell prevented passengers from disembarking until the 22nd September, when conditions had improved enough to permit landing by helicopter. The ship then continued on to Gough Island and will return in due course to unload cargo.

SA Agulhas II off Tristan in 22nd September 2021

SA Agulhas II off Tristan in 22nd September 2021. Photo: Fiona Kilpatrick

Passengers are:

Returning Islanders: Shane, Kelly, Savanna & Seren Green, Duncan & Jackie Lavarello, and Neil Swain;

Officials: Dr. Carel Van der Merwe, Alexander Mclean (Dental Technician), Priscilla Brown (Optometrist), Nhlanhla Sibiya (Crane Technician), Andy & Luke Schofield (RSPB)

CTBTO Team: Nicolas Brahy (New CTBTO Station Manager), Vincent Meni & Julia Salas Morillas, and Jonas Nockhammer

Visiting Relatives: Christopher & Rosalie Moncaster

Departure from Cape Town

The SA Agulhas II departed Cape Town for Tristan da Cunha on the evening of Wednesday 15th September 2021 at the start of it's annual voyage to relieve the meteorological team on Gough Island.