- Feb 16, 2012Changes to Shipping Schedule
Ovenstone's Dorrien Venn reports that The Baltic Trader is dry dock per the vessel's mandatory two year dry dock schedule, and is undergoing routine maintenance in line with flag state survey requirement. As a result MV Edinburgh returned to Cape Town earlier than scheduled, leaving Tristan on 6th and arriving on 13th February. The Edinburgh now takes over the Baltic Trader's February journey, scheduled for 9th February, with an ETD of 16th February
The Edinburgh will then continue with the final extended fishing trip of the 2011/12 season, curtailed as no crayfish are being fished commercially from Nightingale waters and the Inaccessible quota has been reduced owing to the MS Oliva wreck.
See also the revised Shipping Schedule page:
MV Zagora seeks help for sick crew member
Administrator Sean Burns reports
Once again the islanders on Tristan da Cunha, the world's remotest inhabited island, assist a passing mariner. A crew member of the MV Zagora, a bulk carrier en route from Brazil to China, fell sick earlier this week. The Master of the vessel contacted the island authorities and changed course to Tristan where the island's doctor gave him a complete examination on the morning of 10 February. Thankfully he was given the all clear to proceed to Cape Town for further medical treatment.
Sean's photograph shows the vessel and the Island's search and rescue RIB, Arctic Dawn, approaching the vessel with the doctor on board.
[I can't see it -- perhaps I need new glasses. Bob]
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