Security & Specifications

Security Information

Notice to Shippers of Vehicles from UK Ports

Due to the Security Restrictions at all major ports we advise that it is not permissible for cargo including Personal Effects / baggage (other than equipment related to the vehicle) to be carried in vehicles exported or imported.

These restrictions are covered by The International Ship and Port Facilities Code (ISPS) which are Mandatory requirements for each Port and Vessel Operator. This code is part of the International Maritime Organization requirements and forms part of the United Nations requirements for Port & Vessel security.

Any freight tendered for shipment in a vehicle will be removed and shipped as break bulk cargo and charged at the appropriate tariff rate.

RMS Specifications

Built in Aberdeen in 1989 for St Helena Line Ltd. of Sutton Surrey. UK. Entered service in 1990. Length 105 metres. Beam 19.2 metres. Maximum Draft 6.016 metres. Engines by Mirrlees Blackstone. Twin Screw. Normal Maximum speed 14.5 knots. Passenger capacity 155 persons. Carriers a Doctor.

Freight – RMS St Helena

South Africa – UK – South Africa via Tenerife – Spain – Ascension Island – St Helena

British flag – built 1990 – Classed Lloyds +100A1

Deadweight carrying capacity – 1,800 tonnes

2 x general cargo tween-deck holds

2 x 12.5T SWL cranes / 25T SWL combined

Container / reefer fitted

Teu capacity – 56 (of which 16 may be refrigerated)

Bale capacity – 3750cbm

Liquid cargo – 227 cbm (equates to 200 tonnes diesel) in special oil tank

Mechanical ventilation – 10 changes per hour

Hatches:

No 1 hatch – 6.5m x 6m
No 2 hatch – 13.1m x 11m