RMS  St. HELENA

IMO 8716306

Registered Owner: St Helena Line Ltd. - UK  - Beneficial owner: Andrew Weir. - Operator: St Helena Line Ltd. - UK operated on behalf of Royal Mail Group Ltd.

Oct.-2017 St Helena Line is planning to withdraw the passenger cargo Royal Mail Ship St Helena from service in February 2018.
“With the start of scheduled passenger flights to St Helena on 14 October 2017 providing the main passenger access to the Island, the RMS St Helena will be withdrawn from service,” SHL said.The company added that it has appointed London shipbroker CW Kellock & Co Ltd to handle the sale of the ship.
Dec. 20-2016 The new island airport is almost impossible to use because of serious wind shear on the south facing runway. However, problems with bringing the airport into operation for the start of first scheduled airlinks with South Africa, resulted in ST.HELENA being retained in service to Cape Town with regular southbound calls and Ascension Island until february 2018
April 10-2016 St Helena Line is to withdraw the passenger cargo Royal Mail ship St Helena from service in July 2016 and has appointed London ship broker CW Kellock & Co Ltd to handle her sale.
Operated by St Helena Line Ltd (SHL) on behalf of the St Helena Government (SHG), she has been part of the Island’s history for over quarter of a century and provided the sole regular means of access to the island, a remote UK Overseas Territory located 1,200 miles off the West coast of Africa in the South Atlantic.
She has become superfluous since the island by commercial plane reached.
Passenger/cargoliner  that serves the British overseas territory of Saint Helena. It sails between Cape Town and Saint Helena with regular shuttles continuing to Ascension Island. Some voyages also serve Walvis Bay on route to/from, or occasionally instead of, Cape Town. It also visits Portland, Dorset, England twice a year with normal calls in the Spanish ports of Vigo (Northbound) and Tenerife (Southbound). It is one of the last remaining ocean-going ships to carry the designation RMS (Royal Mail Ship).

Entered service: 1990 - Gross tonnage: 6.767 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 112 - All berths: 156 - Passenger decks: 4 - Length: 105 m.-  Beam: 19,20 m. - Drive: 2 diesel engines make Mirlees - Type 6K major -   total output 6.534 kW. - Propulsion: 2 KaMeWa controllable pitch propellers - Service speed: 14.5 knots - Max. speed: 16,5 knots - Built: A.P.Appledore  - Scotland - Yard no: 1000 - Classification: Lloyds Register - Flag: UK - one of world's last passenger cargo liners and one of four mail liners .

    Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 52,86

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