Update: Grounding Oliva at Tristan da Cunha

by Hans | March 27th, 2011

Second tug preparing to leave Cape Town – but won’t arrive for another week

The tug ‘Singapore‘ is scheduled to leave Cape Town on the evening of Monday 28th bringing five SANCCOB staff, equipment and materials for the washing and rehabilitation of the penguins. The vessel will take five days to get to Tristan and is due to arrive on Saturday 2nd April.

The delay in the arrival of a second vessel emphasises Tristan da Cunha’s extreme isolation. Scheduled vessels take at least six days to reach Tristan, and specialist ships capable of higher speeds are just not immediately available.

Source: http://www.tristandc.com/newsmsolivacleanup.php
Photo: Kees Bustraan

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