Tristan da Cunha Administrator Evacuated


Bulletin from Chief Islander James Glass


The Tristan Administrator Sean Burns was taken seriously ill on the 9th March 2023 and was admitted to hospital. With Tristan having no airport or vessel of its own, an emergency call was sent out to see if any vessels were in the area. A German research vessel, the RV Meteor, answered the call and arrived at Tristan on the 14th March. Sean was successfully transferred to the vessel for treatment in Cape Town.


James Glass has been sworn-in as acting Administrator in Sean’s absence. The Governor, HE Nigel Phillips is en route to Tristan da Cunha for a planned visit and is expected to arrive on 20th March.