Category Archives: RMS St Helena

RMS St Helena lands patient at Walvis Bay and sails on

A patient has been transferred to hospital in Namibia from the RMS St Helena after the ship diverted by 399 nautical miles to put them ashore. St Helena Government issued for the following statement on Tuesday, 28 January 2014: At … Continue reading

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RMS St Helena diverts to Walvis Bay in medical emergency

St Helena’s supply ship changed course for Walvis Bay because of a medical emergency, it was announced on Monday (27 January 2014). The statement from St Helena Line Ltd did not say whether the situation involved an incident on board … Continue reading

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Read the full aid mission report for St Helena

The aide memoire signed at the end of the annual visit of advisers from the UK serves as a state-of-the-island report for St Helena. The Development Aid Planning Mission 2014 report covers key aspects of life such as health, education, … Continue reading

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Santa’s coming (or going) on a Royal Mail Ship

A sunburned Santa lounges by the pool, and there’s a snowman watching over the sun deck. Yes, it’s Christmas – even in mid-ocean. The decorations on board the RMS St Helena were photographed by Barry Hubbard, who was returning to … Continue reading

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Cape fights to keep £20 million trade with St Helena

The RMS St Helena is said to bring £20 million worth of business into Cape Town every year – and the city is fighting to keep it, according to MoneyWeb, a South African financial website. It says the figure comes … Continue reading

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How Joe’s chicks flew before they hatched – with the RAF

Joe the Vet was left pondering the ultimate chicken-or-egg situation after the RMS St Helena stopped sailing to the UK. In past years, the ship’s passenger list regularly included new breeding stock for St Helena’s poultry farmers. But with visits … Continue reading

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First gray whale spotted south of the equator

Namibia sighting suggests much-hunted whales are regaining ancient migratory routes, or may be down to climate disruption. Keep your eyes open on deck while traveling to or from Walvis Bay. You might catch a rare glimpse of the mighty Gray … Continue reading

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Intrepid South Africans playing key role in St Helena airport adventure

The first plane to officially land at St Helena’s new airport – the first airport in the island’s more than 500 years of human habitation – is scheduled to do so in February 2016. Building an Airport by Ship Jimmy … Continue reading

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Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games baton relay route unveiled

From BBC News Scotland The Commonwealth baton will spend four days on board RMS St Helena as it crosses the South Atlantic Ocean from South Africa to St Helena. The RMS is to arrive Feb 19, 2014. The final relay … Continue reading

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In pictures: RMS St Helena in dry dock

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Click on the thumbnails to see full-size images of work on the RMS St Helena during its 2012 dry dock refit in Cape Town.

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