Lower Rupert’s Closure

The following is a public announcement from Port Control:

The MV Faugro Gauss is expected to arrive at St Helena at 6am on Sunday, 18 August 2019, and will dock alongside of Rupert’s Jetty. The vessel is expected to stay in St Helena’s waters for two days.

Port Control would like to advise the public and boat owners that the whole of Lower Rupert’s, including the beach area, will be closed to the public from midnight on Saturday, 17 August, and will remain closed until the vessels departure.

Port Control would like to thank the public in advance for their understanding and cooperation.

Notes to Editor:

The MV Faugro Gauss will be surveying St Helena’s waters in order to assess the landing route for the Equiano submarine cable. This work is being undertaken as part of the Fibre Optic Cable Project, which will connect St Helena to high speed broadband in 2021 and deliver the goals of St Helena’s Digital Strategy and Sustainable Economic Development Plan.


16 August 2019


St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470
Email: communications@sainthelena.gov.sh