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Ship diverts 180 miles to pick up sick girl – after first offer of help was turned down

The Master and owners of a cargo ship have been praised for diverting to pick up a desperately sick child on St Helena – two days after being told their vessel was unsuitable. The MV Traveller was the only ship to … Continue reading

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Civil service versus the can-do culture: a governor’s view

In the third extract of an address to the Friends of St Helena, former governor Andrew Gurr reflects on the island’s emerging private sector, optimism and – just briefly – education. Read part one of his recollections here, and find … Continue reading

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Stranded Jim flags ride to Cape for just… HOW MUCH?

Botanist Jim McIntosh, who was left stranded on Tristan da Cunha when he was bumped off the MV Edinburgh, has managed to find another ship that’s bound for Cape Town. The good news, as revealed on his Tristan Travels journal, is that the captain … Continue reading

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Jim is left hitch-hiking in mid-ocean as ship sails without him

Botanist Jim McIntosh had been looking forward to a week’s holiday in Cape Town after a seven-month stint working on Tristan da Cunha. Instead, he watched the MV Edinburgh sail away without him. Jim was dropped from the passenger list … Continue reading

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Accident lands Stephanie a month on Tristan da Cunha

An accident in the harbour at Tristan da Cunha forced a cruise ship zodiac driver to be left behind on the island for a month. She’s now fully recovered and has been taken off by the container ship Cap Jackson. … Continue reading

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