The MV Helena departed Cape Town at 8am (CAT) yesterday, Tuesday 28 March 2017. The vessel’s estimated time of arrival at St Helena is 8am on Monday, 3 April 2017. The MV Helena has been chartered to bring cargo to the Island.

The RMS St Helena arrived at Cape Town at 5am (CAT) on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Passengers disembarked the vessel at 7am and the RMS sailed for Simonstown at 12 noon.

The RMS arrived at the dock in Simonstown this morning and pumping will take place during the day. It is expected that she will be ‘dry’ by the end of the day and work will start first thing tomorrow morning to open the hub to identify the problem and begin the repairs.

Further updates will be provided as soon as they become available.

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29 March 2017

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