Urgent RMS St Helena update

The RMS St Helena has been experiencing difficulties during the reassembly of the port propeller hub following a scheduled survey.

Following further discussions with Rolls Royce, the manufacturers of the system, refitting of the port propeller hub is now planned to take several more days, with parts being flown in from Europe and adjustment work undertaken locally in Cape Town.

It is expected that the RMS will not be able to leave the Dry Dock until Thursday, 7 September 2017. It is anticipated she will then be alongside her berth ready to embark passengers on Friday, 8 September, and sail as soon as all cargo is loaded. 

The onward schedule will be issued as soon as a departure time can be established.

Passengers will be advised of the change to embarkation arrangements in Cape Town.

The situation will be monitored and is subject to change. 

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