Better luck this time for ship that was stranded in ice

Cruise passengers headed for St Helena on the MV Plancius have fared better than those who set off on the same voyage in 2012. They were stranded for several days in the icy waters of South Georgia, before being rescued and taken to South America – missing out on their planned visit to Tristan da […]

Cruise ship Sinfonia lands passengers at second attempt

Sinfonia

Passengers from the cruise ship MSC Sinfonia have been allowed ashore at Jamestown after the ship’s captain negotiated to be able to stay off the island overnight. It had been ruled that the sea was too rough for hundreds of sightseers to go ashore as planned on Sunday, 20 January 2013. Hazel Wilmot sent this […]

Yacht race organisers seek a home for St Helena crew

An appeal has gone out in South Africa for acommodation for St Helena’s crew in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race in December. Hedge Shuter and three other islanders will make up the crew for the only all-island entry in the race from Simonstown to St Helena. Organiser Billy Leisegang, of the False Bay Yacht Club in Simonstown, says: “They […]

St Helena cruise passengers stranded in the cold

A tourist ship that was meant to be headed for St Helena and her sister islands is stranded instead at South Georgia, waiting for rescue. Another vessel has left Ushuaia in Argentina to take off the 73 passengers and some of the expedition staff and crew of the MV Plancius. “There is no threat to life […]