St Helena local

Along side at the Ruperts Jetty

Another milestone in St Helena’s’ history was made on Sunday the 3rd July 2016 when the Basil Read chartered MV Greta docked/berthed alongside of the newly built jetty at Rupert’s Bay.
The MV Greta which arrived at St Helena on Friday 1st July was unable to move alongside of the jetty on Saturday due to unfavourable weather conditions. The MV Greta’s scheduled visit to St Helena was to deliver and collect freight for Basil Read who are the Islands Airport engineering contractor. Also on board of the vessel were a few containers of general cargo for the Island which were unloaded onto Solomon’s Barges and then transported to Jamestown. This is the very first time a vessel has docked alongside of the new jetty. Basil Read’s chartered NP Glory 4 was also the first vessel to dock alongside at the temporary jetty that was built for offloading equipment for the St Helena airport project. The MV Greta is 100.6 meters long and was built in 2007, she has a draft of 4.4 meters which is ideal for berthing alongside of the Islands jetty which can accommodate vessels with a draught of up to 6.5 meters.

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