The RMS St Helena departed the Island slightly later than originally scheduled at 6.05pm yesterday, Tuesday 1 August 2017, with 54 passengers and 56 crew onboard.

Her estimated arrival time at Ascension Island is now at 7am on Friday, 4 August 2017, and not on Thursday, 3 August, as per the original schedule.

This slight delay in the RMS schedule is due to current swell conditions at St Helena which impacted on cargo operations.

All 63 containers for St Helena, along with 18.2 tonnes of perishable cargo including potatoes, onion and pumpkins, were discharged from the RMS this call and nine containers were back-loaded for Ascension Island.  Approximately, 361.1 tonnes of break bulk cargo has been over carried to Ascension Island. The majority of this break bulk cargo for St Helena is cement.

The vessel is estimated to depart Ascension Island at 2pm on Friday afternoon and is expected to arrive at St Helena at midday on Sunday, 6 August, instead of the original scheduled time of 7am.

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2 August 2017






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