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  • Bob Conrich
    Tristan : Recent Shipping News from Tristan Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 09.01.2006 True to form, the Christmas mail arrived late - and it wasn t
    Message 1 of 14 , Jan 10, 2006
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      Tristan : Recent Shipping News from Tristan
      Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 09.01.2006
      True to form, the Christmas mail arrived late - and it wasn't all for the Island.
      By Sarah Glass (Tristan Times)



      M/V EDINBURGH departed Tristan on 04 January 2006 and is expected in Cape Town on the morning of 10 January 2006. She will
      return to Tristan with cargo, mail and passengers on the 13th of February 2006. This, of course, depends on the weather and
      sea conditions.

      The first vessel to arrive at Tristan da Cunha in the New-Year was the fishing vessel, ESPARDARTE. She was laden with
      Tristan’s Christmas mail, however, the mail was not all for Tristanians. Some of Tristan’s mail had been left off the
      vessel as well. All non-Tristan mail will be returned on the next vessel.


      Copyright © 2003-2006 Tristan Times
    • Bob Conrich
      The MV Aleksey Maryshev, carrying 43 passengers arrived this morning. 33 of the passengers are taking in the sights and sounds on pre-arranged tours. She is
      Message 2 of 14 , Mar 27, 2006
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        The MV Aleksey Maryshev, carrying 43 passengers arrived this morning. 33 of the passengers are taking in the sights and
        sounds on pre-arranged tours. She is sailing from Tristan da Cunha and she hopes to leave at 8 this evening heading to
        Ascension Island.

        --Courtesy of Radio Saint FM
        St. Helena
        24 March 2006
      • Bob Conrich
        Tristan news from Radio Saint FM in St. Helena: MS National Geographic Endeavour is scheduled for St Helena on Saturday 24th March and sailed from Ushuaia on
        Message 3 of 14 , Mar 23, 2007
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          Tristan news from Radio Saint FM in St. Helena:


          MS National Geographic Endeavour is scheduled for St Helena on Saturday 24th March and sailed from Ushuaia on the Argentinean
          side of Tierra del Fuego on 4th March and travelled via the Falklands and South Georgia, then cruising for 5 days to Tristan da
          Cunha.

          Originally scheduled to arrive at Tristan on 18 March, the cruise ship was delayed by 'Roaring 40s' weather, sailing around the
          edge of a storm which had lashed Tristan over the weekend with heavy rains and wind gusts in excess of 40 knots.

          Among the 90 passengers and 82 crew was Mgr Michael McPartland, Prefect Apostolic of the South Atlantic, who had joined the
          Endeavour during her call at the Falklands in order to visit the community on Tristan where he is now staying until the end of
          April.

          Although minus one passenger, the ship's stores were boosted on Tristan by some freshly-caught Tristan rock lobster, plus
          several loads of locally-grown potatoes destined for friends and relatives on St Helena.

          Ms National Geographic continued with a 5 day cruise to St Helena, then on to Ascension Island, Cape Verde Islands and finishing
          in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands on 7th April.



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        • Bob Conrich
          News from Tristan da Cunha says that the RFA Lyme Bay left Table Bay Harbour in Cape Town on Sunday and was reported to be making 14 knots in good weather on
          Message 4 of 14 , Feb 29, 2008
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            News from Tristan da Cunha says that the RFA Lyme Bay left
            Table Bay Harbour in Cape Town on Sunday and was reported
            to be making 14 knots in good weather on Monday,
            and arrived at Tristan da Cunha yesterday, Thursday.
            MV Edinburgh left Cape Town on Tuesday and is due to arrive
            next Monday .On board MV Edinburgh is a team to assess
            the fire damage and plan a new factory. Also onboard
            the MV Edinburgh is the equipment to set up a re-broadcasting
            station for Saint FM on Tristan da Cunha.
            --St. Helena Independent, 29-2-08
          • Bob Conrich
            Shipping News (28/08/08) Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 04.09.2008 SHIPPING NEWS The M.V. Edinburgh departed Cape Town on the 20th August for the
            Message 5 of 14 , Sep 5, 2008
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              Shipping News (28/08/08)
              Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass)
              04.09.2008

              SHIPPING NEWS

              The M.V. Edinburgh departed Cape Town on the 20th August for the
              beginning of the 2008/2009 fishing season, she arrived at Tristan on
              the 28th August, unloaded the cargo and departed for the fishing
              grounds, accompanied by Sea Fishery observer Rodney Green.

              For this season she has a total of 368mt of lobster to catch between
              the islands of Inaccessible, Nightingale and Gough Island.

              The Kelso departed Tristan on the 29th August, after acting as a
              factory ship for a fleet of 5 boats from Trisatn Da Cunha.

              During the period July/August approximately 49mt was processed on the
              vessel, from a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 190mt, the quota set for
              the Island at Tristan da Cunha. The Kelso arrived in Cape Town on the
              4th September and is due to departed from Cape Town on Wednesday 10th
              September for her second voyage. The local boats from Tristan will
              again join her on arrival at Tristan, and the crews of the fishing
              boats will rotate weekly.

              The South African research ship SA Aghulas departed Cape Town on
              Thursday the the 4th September for Tristan on her annually voyage to
              Tristan, and to change the Metrological Team at Gough Island.
            • Bob Conrich
              Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 15.10.2008 The S.A. Agulhas arrived back at Tristan on Sunday 5th October, after completing her work at Gough Island. Returning
              Message 6 of 14 , Oct 15, 2008
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                Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 15.10.2008

                The S.A. Agulhas arrived back at Tristan on Sunday 5th October, after
                completing her work at Gough Island. Returning passengers' luggage,
                and nine bags of GPO mail was taken to the vessel by boat at 10.00am,
                and the passengers themselves embarked at 15.00 on Monday 6th October.
                The vessel departed for Cape Town the same day and arrived in Cape
                Town at 8.00am on Monday the 13th October.

                The MFV Edinburgh departed Tristan on the 9th October with a load of
                frozen lobster product, and is due to arrive in Cape Town on Wednesday
                15th October. She is due to depart Cape Town again on or around the
                22nd October for another fishing trip, and a load of cargo for the island.
              • bobconrich
                Tristan s Latest Shipping News Tristan Times 28.07.2010 The M.V. Edinburgh arrived at Tristan on the morning of the 22nd July, after experiencing some bad
                Message 7 of 14 , Aug 1, 2010
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                  Tristan's Latest Shipping News
                  Tristan Times
                  28.07.2010

                  The M.V. Edinburgh arrived at Tristan on the morning of the 22nd July, after experiencing some bad weather on her way to Tristan. She disembarked the passengers, unloaded cargo, pumped fuel, and back loaded empty crates, before taking passengers and headed for Cape Town. This is the first time that the Edinburgh has managed to turn around in a day. She is due to arrive in Cape Town on the 28th July, and will depart for Tristan again on the 21st August for the start of their fishing season.

                  Sarah Glass
                • bobconrich
                  Last Vessel to visit Tristan for 2010 Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 01.01.2011 The MV Bremen arrived at Tristan on Sunday the 19th December The MV
                  Message 8 of 14 , Jan 2, 2011
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                    Last Vessel to visit Tristan for 2010
                    Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass)
                    01.01.2011
                    The MV Bremen arrived at Tristan on Sunday the 19th December

                    The MV Baltic Trader arrived on the 2nd December, with the last of the Christmas post, and supplies for 2010. She also brought a number of cement beams* needed for construction work on the harbour, which is due to start after Christmas. The vessel arrived back in Cape Town on the 17th December, and will depart again in the New Year on the harbour project around the 15th January.

                    The MV Bremen arrived at Tristan on Sunday the 19th December at 7:30am, the first cruise vessel for the season, on board were 112 passengers. It was a beautiful day and the ships zodiacs ferry the passengers to and from the vessel for the morning. At 12:30 the passengers were back on board with some island guides, and the vessel sailed to Nightingale Island, where they spent a few hours, before dropping the island guides back at Tristan at 19:30. She is now heading for South Georgia.

                    Sarah Glass

                    ..... ends .....

                    *I wonder if these are the tetrapods (aka "dollasas") that DFID is having made in South Africa because they don't know that the islanders already have the moulds for them and the knowledge to manufacture them on site. It's a whole lot less expensive to ship cement and steel than tetrapods. But then this is only of concern to British taxpayers. And to the islanders, whose local economy would have benefitted from the outside income.

                    Whatever the "beams" are, I'm sure they're reinforced concrete, not cement.

                    Bob
                  • Paul Young
                    Uk.gov are out of money!! They re probably made out of cardboard _____ From: tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com] On
                    Message 9 of 14 , Jan 2, 2011
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                      Uk.gov are out of money!!

                       

                      They’re probably made out of cardboard

                       


                      From: tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com [mailto: tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of bobconrich
                      Sent: 02 January 2011 13:11
                      To: tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: [TdC] Shipping News

                       

                      Last Vessel to visit Tristan for 2010
                      Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass)
                      01.01.2011
                      The MV Bremen arrived at Tristan on Sunday the 19th December

                      The MV Baltic Trader arrived on the 2nd December, with the last of the Christmas post, and supplies for 2010.  She also brought a number of cement beams* needed for construction work on the harbour, which is due to start after Christmas.  The vessel arrived back in Cape Town on the 17th December, and will depart again in the New Year on the harbour project around the 15th January.

                      The MV Bremen arrived at Tristan on Sunday the 19th December at 7:30am, the first cruise vessel for the season, on board were 112 passengers.  It was a beautiful day and the ships zodiacs ferry the passengers to and from the vessel for the morning.  At 12:30 the passengers were back on board with some island guides, and the vessel sailed to Nightingale Island , where they spent a few hours, before dropping the island guides back at Tristan at 19:30.  She is now heading for South Georgia .

                      Sarah Glass

                      ..... ends .....

                      *I wonder if these are the tetrapods (aka "dollasas") that DFID is having made in South Africa because they don't know that the islanders already have the moulds for them and the knowledge to manufacture them on site.  It's a whole lot less expensive to ship cement and steel than tetrapods.  But then this is only of concern to British taxpayers.  And to the islanders, whose local economy would have benefitted from the outside income. 

                      Whatever the "beams" are, I'm sure they're reinforced concrete, not cement.

                      Bob




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                    • bobconrich
                      Shipping News 7th February 2011 Tristan Times By Sarah Glass The M.V. Edinburgh arrived at Tristan on the 5th February, her intended fishing trip, was turned
                      Message 10 of 14 , Feb 12, 2011
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                        Shipping News
                        7th February 2011
                        Tristan Times
                        By Sarah Glass

                        The M.V. Edinburgh arrived at Tristan on the 5th February, her intended fishing trip, was turned into a cargo trip when there was a dispute with the crew in Cape Town prior to sailing. The vessel unloaded the islands cargo (and late Christmas mail) before departing for Cape Town via Gough Island to collect a field worker.

                        This has now changed the shipping schedules, she will now depart Cape Town again for Tristan on or around the 1st March for a 65 day fishing trip, and will hopefully complete all the remaining quotas at the Tristan group. The vessel also brought a number of contractors (Sea & Shore SA) to work on the harbor project.

                        The Baltic trader although departing Cape Town two days earlier than the Edinburgh arrived on the same day 5th February. The vessel is carrying approximately 1700mt of equipment and materials for the repairs/work on the harbor project. She also carried a number of contract workers. It is hoped that the vessel will be discharged in around two weeks, depending on weather and harbour conditions.

                        On the 1st February there was much excitement in the community when they heard that the QM 2 was making an unexpected visit to Tristan and that she was coming in close enough to let her passengers take photos of Tristan’s only settlement (Edinburgh of the Seven Seas). The RMS St Helena was anchored off Tristan at the time and the Governor of St Helena (also the Governor for Tristan) was ashore on Tristan at the time. In fact he had just finish a walk (2000ft) to the 1st base at Burnt Wood.

                        The Fishery Patrol boat was launched and met with the QM 2 five miles west of Tristan, where a number of photos were taken. When the QM 2 past the settlement she slowed to six knots and allowed the Fishery Patrol boat to come along side and made an exchange of gifts. It is hoped that in the future she will make a stop at Tristan to allow her passengers ashore, or the Tourist and Post Office employees onboard.

                        This may also be the first time that the smallest Royal Mail ship (RMS St Helena) and the largest (QM 2) have been photograph together and what a place to have met, at the Remotest inhabited Island in the World.

                        Photos:
                        http://www.tristantimes.com/artd_8400_02_2011_0.html
                      • Charles Frater
                        Dear Bob, It is arguable that unless the QM2 was flying a Royal Mail pennant and indeed carrying mails under Royal Mail contract that she was not an RMS at the
                        Message 11 of 14 , Feb 13, 2011
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                          Dear Bob,

                          It is arguable that unless the QM2 was flying a Royal Mail pennant and
                          indeed carrying mails under Royal Mail contract that she was not an RMS at
                          the time.

                          Charles


                          ----- Original Message -----
                          From: "bobconrich" <bob@...>
                          To: <tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com>
                          Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:13 PM
                          Subject: [TdC] Shipping News


                          Shipping News
                          7th February 2011
                          Tristan Times
                          By Sarah Glass

                          The M.V. Edinburgh arrived at Tristan on the 5th February, her intended
                          fishing trip, was turned into a cargo trip when there was a dispute with the
                          crew in Cape Town prior to sailing. The vessel unloaded the islands cargo
                          (and late Christmas mail) before departing for Cape Town via Gough Island to
                          collect a field worker.

                          This has now changed the shipping schedules, she will now depart Cape Town
                          again for Tristan on or around the 1st March for a 65 day fishing trip, and
                          will hopefully complete all the remaining quotas at the Tristan group. The
                          vessel also brought a number of contractors (Sea & Shore SA) to work on the
                          harbor project.

                          The Baltic trader although departing Cape Town two days earlier than the
                          Edinburgh arrived on the same day 5th February. The vessel is carrying
                          approximately 1700mt of equipment and materials for the repairs/work on the
                          harbor project. She also carried a number of contract workers. It is hoped
                          that the vessel will be discharged in around two weeks, depending on weather
                          and harbour conditions.

                          On the 1st February there was much excitement in the community when they
                          heard that the QM 2 was making an unexpected visit to Tristan and that she
                          was coming in close enough to let her passengers take photos of Tristanâ?Ts
                          only settlement (Edinburgh of the Seven Seas). The RMS St Helena was
                          anchored off Tristan at the time and the Governor of St Helena (also the
                          Governor for Tristan) was ashore on Tristan at the time. In fact he had
                          just finish a walk (2000ft) to the 1st base at Burnt Wood.

                          The Fishery Patrol boat was launched and met with the QM 2 five miles west
                          of Tristan, where a number of photos were taken. When the QM 2 past the
                          settlement she slowed to six knots and allowed the Fishery Patrol boat to
                          come along side and made an exchange of gifts. It is hoped that in the
                          future she will make a stop at Tristan to allow her passengers ashore, or
                          the Tourist and Post Office employees onboard.

                          This may also be the first time that the smallest Royal Mail ship (RMS St
                          Helena) and the largest (QM 2) have been photograph together and what a
                          place to have met, at the Remotest inhabited Island in the World.

                          Photos:
                          http://www.tristantimes.com/artd_8400_02_2011_0.html



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                        • bobconrich
                          Changes 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
                          Message 12 of 14 , Feb 16, 2012
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                            Changes 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:
                            http://www.tristandc.com/shipping.php



                            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.
                            http://www.tristandc.com/newsshipping.php

                            [I can't see it -- perhaps I need new glasses. Bob]
                          • bobconrich
                            Tristan Shipping News Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 09.09.2012 The MV Edinburgh arrived at Tristan to beautiful weather on Thursday 30th August to begin fishing
                            Message 13 of 14 , Sep 16, 2012
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                              Tristan Shipping News
                              Tristan Times (Sarah Glass)
                              09.09.2012

                              The MV Edinburgh arrived at Tristan to beautiful weather on Thursday 30th August to begin fishing the outer islands of Inaccessible and Gough. Nightingale Island remains close, and will do so, until after a workshop in Cape Town, in November. When scientist and representatives from Tristan and Ovenstones will meet to look at all the scientific data from Nightingale.

                              She unloaded cargo and did the independent lobster biomass surveys, at Tristan, Nightingale and Inaccessible, before starting commercial fishing at Inaccessible. These biomass surveys are done before the start of the fishing season, and when all TAC's have been caught.

                              The vessel fishing time will be split between Inaccessible and Gough and is due to depart for Cape Town around the 16th October.


                              ..... ends .....


                              The new SA Agulhas first trip to the Tristan da Cunha Group.
                              Tristan Times (Sarah Glass)
                              13.09.2012

                              The SA Agulhas II departed Cape Town on Thursday 6th September, on her
                              inaugural Tristan-Gough voyage.

                              The vessel arrived at Tristan on the morning of the 12th September to
                              beautiful weather. It was also a fishing day at Tristan so the island
                              was buzzing. The passengers were flown ashore over nine trips, and
                              the passengers luggage, were brought ashore via boat. A number of the
                              ships personnel also manage to make a short visit.

                              Arriving back from Cape Town were fifteen resident Tristanians. The
                              longest being away from Tristan was Rodney Green and Sarah Glass with
                              baby Connor who had gone to Cape Town for medical treatment nine
                              months ago. Connor was lucky to arrive a day before his 1st Birthday,
                              which is today the 13th September.

                              Monsignor McPartland also arrived on the new SA Agulhas.

                              The Agulhas will now land researchers at Nightingale Island to do
                              penguin studies, and procedure to Gough Island to do the annual
                              changeover. She is due to be back at Tristan in the first week of
                              October.
                            • bobconrich
                              Tristan Shipping News Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 5 October 2012 The Baltic Trader arrived at Tristan on Sunday the 30thSeptember to beautiful weather. She
                              Message 14 of 14 , Oct 18, 2012
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                                Tristan Shipping News
                                Tristan Times (Sarah Glass)
                                5 October 2012


                                The Baltic Trader arrived at Tristan on Sunday the 30thSeptember to beautiful weather. She spent three days unloading cargo and a day back loading lobster product, before collecting passengers and departing for Cape Town on the evening of the 4th October. Among the passengers were the new doctor and his wife, as the present doctor will depart on the Agulhas.

                                The SA Agulhas 2 arrived from Gough Island on the 3rd of October. The ships personnel spent the day ashore, the returning passenger's luggage was collected on the morning of the 4th and passengers will be flown on-board at 15:00 hrs on the 5th October, at which time the vessel will depart for Cape Town.
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