A Hospital for Tristan Da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha, an island in the South Atlantic, thousands of miles away from any port with supplies, repair facilities and bunkers. Unpredictable weather, unchartered waters, high swell and shores with no sheltered anchorages. Discharging a full project cargo at anchor off the most remote inhabited island of the world was the ultimate challenge and the voyage of a lifetime for our MV GLORY.
When this charter was fixed, we knew that preparations would have to be good, and that anything that was forgotten would not be available at the destination. Fresh water, fuel, provisions, spare parts, an additional anchor and much more was supplied to the vessel before she commenced her voyage. A voyage of uncertain duration.
We also knew, that it would need an experienced and flexible crew that could adjust to the situation and solve problems without any assistance from the outside. An anchor was lost, fuel was running low and many days were spent weathering the southern ocean, but in the end all these obstacles were overcome and the Glory returned from a successful voyage.
We would like thank the Tristans, our crew, our charterers Ikonship AS, the Crew of MV BALTIC TRADER and their owners Ovenstone Agencies, for their great assistance during the whole duration of the operation. It was a great experience and we hope to come back to Tristan da Cunha with another cargo soon.
Here are some photos of the adventure.