Friday, March 25, 2011


Under their new flag of Tristan da Cunha

The crew of MS Oliva

This is a photograph taken on Tristan da Cunha of the crewmembers of the MS Oliva that grounded on Spinner Point, Nightingale Island. Most of the clothing they are wearing has been donated to them by the Islanders. Normally the Island population is 263 now with the addition of this crew it is 285, those are extra mouths to feed so the crew are helping the Islanders with Settlement work and the potato Patches.

NAUTICAL LOG has contacted Tristan da Cunha Administrator Sean Burns for permission to quote in full the Islanders reports and photographs. While we await formal permission, since it was so important for their families to see the crewmembers safe and well, we have gone ahead and published this photograph only.

Good Watch.

Please remember the 800 seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia - let us work to free them.

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