The MFV Lance departed Tristan on 13th June 2022.

MFV Lance's May-June 2022 Voyage

Reports from Cynthia Green

MFV Lance off the settlement, Tristan da Cunha

Departure from Tristan

The MFV Lance departed Tristan at about 6:00pm on Monday 13th June 2022.

Passengers are: Islanders: Rodney Green, Ricky & Amanda Swain, and Terence & Maureen Green. Non-islanders: Philip Mansell & Desiree Repetto, Nicolas Brahy (CTBTO), Emil Pirzenthal, and Kumi Joubert (Nurse) plus Medevac.

Right: MFV Lance off Tristan, April 2022. Photo: Emil Pirzenthal

Arrival at Tristan

The MFV Lance arrived at Tristan early in the morning of Tuesday 31st May 2022 but went to the lee of Inaccessible as the sea conditions is not suitable for disembarking passengers and cargo. passengers were eventually able to disembark on the morning of Friday 3rd June, but with the sea conditions not being good, it was not possible to offload cargo until Sunday 12th June.

Passengers were: Non-islanders: Fouche Conradie, Anuskah, Rishka & Charles Hahn (Factory Technical Manager and family), and Marius & Christine Van Veggelen (Nursing Officer/Midwife).

MFV Lance off the settlement, Tristan da Cunha
Heavy swells up to 7.5m, photographed on 9th June, delayed offloading for over a week. Photo: Kelly Green

Departure from Cape Town

The MFV Lance departed Cape Town about 2:00pm on Monday 23rd May 2022.