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Tristan da Cunha island

Tristan da Cunha island



All visiting vessels should seek advice from the Harbourmaster on a safe anchorage position (GPS: Lat 37
03.10S/Long 12 18.60W or Lat 37 03.04S/Long 12 17.85W) in the open anchorage below the Settlement (max depth 100m ? 50m due to shelving bottom).

No visas are required. All visitors must hold a valid passport and obtain permission to land by having a landing stamp inserted in their passport. (Landing stamps may also be issued to passengers and crew not intending to go ashore, but who wish their travel document to be endorsed as a souvenir of the visit).

Tristan Radio acts as a coastal radio station and port control. Visiting vessels should establish contact prior to arrival & during their stay, and advise ETD/proposed destination before departure.
Operating channels: Channel 14, 16 and 78. HFSSB 4000 / 4149 / 6230 / 8294mhz

Anchoring off Tristan can be challenging, especially without the right gear.  Aluminium anchors generally don't work effectively;

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Nightingale Island

Nightingale Island is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 3 km² in area, part of the Tristan da Cunha group of islands. They are administered by the United Kingdom as part of the overseas territory of Saint Helena.
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Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible Island is an extinct volcano, 14 km². It is a territory of the United Kingdom, although throughout its history it has had no permanent population. Together with Gough Island, it is a protected wildlife reserve which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
4 Sep 09

Gough island

Gough Island ( historically as Diego Alvarez) is a volcanic island rising from the South Atlantic Ocean to heights of over 900 m above sea level. Gough Island is a dependency of Tristan da Cunha, which in turn is a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena. It is ...
4 Sep 09

Jamestown Ile de Ste Hélène

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Small port protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12


12 Jan 08

Cape Town

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Dassen Island

Magnifique réserve naturelle et une zone protégée abritant plusieurs colonies de pingouins.
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Saldanha Bay

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
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Cape Agulhas

Border between Atlantic ocean and Indian ocean.
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Mossel Bay

Port protected by a breakwater.
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Local Area

Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is a remote volcanic group of islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. It is a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, 2,430 kilometres (1,510 mi) to the north.
The territory consists of the main island Tristan da Cunha , the uninhabited ...
4 Sep 09

SE Atlantic Ocean

La plaque Africaine au Sud de l'équateur.Le relief sous-marin de l'Atlantique au Sud de l'équateur est beaucoup plus simple qu'au Nord entre le plateau de l'Atlantique Nord.
Au large des côtes africaines et de leur plateau continental relativement étroit, on n'a à signaler ...
19 Mar 15
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